“Working at Prayer,” Liahona, September 2015, 6
President Eyring teaches that your family can be blessed by your strong relationship with Heavenly Father. You can improve your relationship with Him by improving your prayers! Here are a few ideas of how to do so:
Before you begin your prayer, take a few moments to think about what you want to say. Consider questions you might have or things that have been bothering you—you can even write them down so you don’t forget. Use this time too to clear your mind from the ruckus of the day so you can focus on the gentle impressions of the Holy Ghost. If your mind tends to wander while you pray, try to visualize Heavenly Father listening. Speak in specifics. Also, leave a few minutes at the end of the prayer to listen to the promptings of the Spirit. You might write down your impressions in your journal.
Remember that prayer has been called “a form of work” (Bible Dictionary, “Prayer”), so don’t worry if it takes practice or seems hard! Your effort in praying can help you forge a relationship with God that will bless generations.