Everything I Need to Know… (part 5)

Put a little windex on it!

It may have started off as a quote from a movie, but when your dad (who doesn’t like movies) quotes My Big Fat Greek Wedding at you, there’s got to be something else behind it.

There can’t be one giant fix-all for your problems… Can there?

I would argue on the “pro” side of this debate. Maybe the answer I have for you won’t fix everything, but it definitely will help. And that’s the point, isn’t it? We can’t do much in life if we can’t help ourselves.

“Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work.” (Doctrine and Covenants 10:5)

Prayer is the answer. Like I said, it’s not going to magically cure you of all your problems or all the difficulties that life is going to throw at you. Of course not. But do you know what it is going to do?


“Perhaps there has never been a time when we had greater need to pray and to teach our family members to pray. Prayer is a defense against temptation. It is through earnest and heartfelt prayer that we can receive the needed blessings and the support required to make our way in this sometimes difficult and challenging journey we call mortality.” –President Thomas S. Monson

Keep us from temptation. Bless us. Support us on our journey through life. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like something I could really use in my life.

Have you looked around you at the world lately? It’s not a happy place, and it’s definitely not an easy place to grow up. But we always do our best. The good news is, we don’t have to do it alone. We don’t have to fight our battles alone or figure out the answers to our hardest questions alone. If we rely on our Heavenly Father in prayer, He will always be there to guide you. I can promise you that.


So the next time you’re staring down a problem or frustration or are just really really happy, put a little windex on it. Or, in other words, turn to your Father in Heaven in prayer. He will always be there to help you along the way.


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