My Life in Zion

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A Poem about Prayer

The following is a poem shared by President Ezra Taft Benson in the April 1977 General Conference of the Church. President Benson said he learned it as a boy in the Aaronic Priesthood. – Enjoy!


I know not by what methods rare,

But this I know, God answers prayer.

I know that He has given His Word,

Which tells me prayer is always heard,

And will be answered, soon or late.

And so I pray and calmly wait.

I know not if the blessing sought

Will come in just the way I thought;

But leave my prayers with Him alone,

Whose will is wiser than my own,

Assured that He will grant my quest,

Or send some answer far more blest.


If you would like to listen to President Benson’s entire talk on prayer, you can do so by clicking the video below. He shares truly prophetic counsel on how to improve our prayers, and a couple of tremendous stories also.

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