I am grateful for answered prayers.
Even when you're being too silly or stubborn to pray.
How do I know my Father loves me?
It's those times when I've been so angry or hurt that I just can't bring myself to pray, and He gives me an answer anyway.
Just a fer instance.
Several years ago, after Jon was baptized our sweet bishp at the time offered him a calling. Jon accepted it but felt inadequate; as a result he stopped right there in his progression in the gospel. It wasn't the bishops fault and it wasn't Jon's fault (if anything, I blame myself. The bishop had asked me what kind of calling I thought Jon would be comfortable with. I should have told him he'd be most comfortable without a calling at that time). Regardless, I was very disappointed. Very sad.
We were getting ready for church one morning shortly after this event, and I was just in a bad place that day. I wouldn't pray. But the Lord knows the desires of our hearts, he knows exactly what we need.
It was Fast Sunday and the Bishop was conducting that morning. So he got to bare his testimony. What he shared with the congregation was Jon's testimony when he had interviewed with the bishop prior to being baptized. It was exactly what I needed to hear that morning.
I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who knows our needs, who guides others to help us out in those times when we need it most, and for a bishop who was truly in tune with the Spirit.