Praying Over Work and Family 

This is how it feels after taking care of adorable, energetic grandchildren all week. Sam is like, “Whew, we survived that!” 

I’m still in Alma 33. I could certainly get through this a lot faster, but I really feel like I need to take my time and ponder how I can apply what Zenos is saying here. 

Alma 33:5-6 

“5 Yea, O God, and thou wast merciful unto me when I did cry unto thee in my field; when I did cry unto thee in my prayer, and thou didst hear me. 6 And again, O God, when I did turn to my house thou didst hear me in my prayer.”  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/33?verse=5-6&lang=eng#p16 

When Zenos says he prayed to God in his field, and that God heard him, I take it to mean that God will hear and answer my prayers when I pray about my work. I’m a writer, wife, and mother, not a farmer, but I think Heavenly Father wants to help us provide for our families, and to grow and do well in our talents and careers. He endorses the value of hard work and dedication to our family’s welfare. 

Next, Zenos talks about praying in his house. It’s easy to go along in busy family habits and forget to make time to really connect with God. I need to pray for help and wisdom regarding how I do things in my home. Home is the hub around which everything else rotates so I need to remember to take my concerns about family life to Heavenly Father in prayer. 

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