The Power of Prayer
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    “The Power of Prayer,” New Era, Oct. 2012, 46

    The Power of Prayer

    Cristian L., Uruguay

    young man praying by motorcycle

    Illustrations by G. Bjorn Thorkelson

    One day I decided to visit my granny who lives far away in the country. She invited me over for lunch and to ride her horses. We had a wonderful afternoon together and enjoyed each other’s company. After we talked for a couple of hours, it was time for me to go. I started up my motorcycle and began my long journey home.

    After two hours of driving I was in the middle of nowhere. Suddenly my motorbike ran out of gasoline. I couldn’t believe it! And my grandmother was too far away to help. I put my hand in my pocket to look for my cell phone, but it wasn’t there. I was terrified. Where could it be? I must have dropped it in the road.

    I thought I had no way out of this situation. I had no idea what to do. Then suddenly I felt a voice that said: “Pray always, that you may come off conqueror” (D&C 10:5). So I decided to pray. In that moment two of my friends appeared and rescued me.

    I know that God hears our prayers. The Savior taught, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

    “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matthew 7:7–8).

    I know that it is true. Sometimes He may not answer as we expect, but He does answer—in His own time and according to His will.