But behold I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate they performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul. -2 Nephi 32:9
My seminary teacher shared this scripture with me the other day. I was talking to him about how I had just started Cross Country, and I was kind of reeeeeaaaally nervous. And really, this scripture couldn’t be any more perfect! It was just what I needed. Pray always and the Lord will guide you. He will lift you up! There were many times I asked Heavenly Father to give me strength as I ran my first race today. We prayed as a team before we ran too. It’s really cool to be able to look around and see how many people actually believe and love the same thing I do. The church is true!!
I am so thankful for prayer and for church and for all the amazing people in my life. I realized this school year that I love meeting and talking to new people, but what I love even more are the fantastic friends I know I will have for a long, long time. How did I get so lucky?
Life is good. :)