My name is Anna. I am 16 years old and I am a Mormon.
As a teenager I go through many difficulties of finding out who I am and what my purpose is in life and that is why prayer is very important to me.
I’m not perfect. I go through a lot of struggles and trials. Whenever I feel like nobody is there for me, whenever I feel worthless and alone, I pray. I feel His presence there and that He is watching over me and loves me so much. He sends me the Holy Ghost when I feel so down and alone. It helps me feel happy and helps me get through whatever I’m going through. I don’t think I have ever heard the Holy Ghost actually speak to me. I know the Holy Ghost is there by feeling a sense of peace. The air is easier to breathe and I feel free and calm.
Prayer can help anyone. It doesn’t have to be out loud with you on your knees and folding your arms every single time. It can be a short little prayer inside your head asking for strength, courage, anything, everything that you want, need, or have difficulties with. Every single night I pray for everything I need to get through the next day. Prayer is a true gift from Heavenly Father. It has helped me get this far in life without falling apart. I know prayer can help me get through the rest of this very challenging life. And I know prayer can help every single person in this world.