We pray to thank God for His grace, mercy and blessings, and I am thankful for the gift of prayer itself. Elder Russell M. Nelson expresses so well my thoughts about this precious gift—
Even more amazing than modern technology is our opportunity to access information directly from heaven, without hardware, software, or monthly service fees. It is one of the most marvelous gifts the Lord has offered to mortals. It is His generous invitation to 'ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. This timeless offer to provide personal revelation is extended to all of His children. It almost sounds too good to be true. But it is true!When I pray I am filled with peace, determination, hope and comfort. These are gifts from a loving Heavenly Father who is anxious to see me succeed and be happy. Fear is lost and confusion cleared away as I speak the thoughts of my heart.
I wrote this little verse in an attempt to crystallize my thoughts. It came to me as I studied about prayer in the scriptures—
Prayer and the Blue Horizon, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Come unto Him in Prayer and Faith, President Thomas S. Monson
How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life, Elder Richard G. Scott