Be Honest With Yourself: Great Men Pray

Great Men Pray

Great and wise men and women of all the ages have sought and received help through prayer and have found an unfailing source of strength.

Washington at Valley Forge — Lincoln before Gettysburg — Eisenhower on D Day — Joseph Smith in the Sacred Grove — Jesus at Gethsemane and at Golgotha — all these have prayed:

“Grant us liberty”; “Preserve the nation”; “Give us wisdom”; “Deliver us from evil”; “Thy will be done.”

And these, too, are proper petitions to an understanding Father in Heaven:

The trust of a child at a mother’s knee.

The prayer of a father for the return of a wayward son.

The student’s honest seeking for answers to an examination.

A young man’s reverent request for strength to do this best in ball game or business venture.

A young woman’s plea for guidance in choosing a husband.

The earnest soul’s sincere desire.

That He answers these petitions (though in His own time and way) is a truth to which millions can daily testify.

What about you? Do you ever need help from a Higher Source? Then follow the example of the great and good and wise men of all the ages. Ask and receive. “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”