Reader voices: The prayer that was answered before I said 'amen'

By Naomi Hesterman

For the Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Sept. 22 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

When my oldest two were young, a prayer that was answered before I had the chance to finish it.

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As a young family, we lived in Great Falls, Mont.

At the time, my husband, who was also the stake mission president, was a traveling salesman, and I was home alone with two young boys, ages 4 and 2.

We had eaten the last of our food.

At 10:30 p.m., I knelt down and prayed to the Lord, asking him to please send me some more food since we had none.

In the middle of my prayer the door bell rang, and there was an elder from the ward on my doorstep. He cleaned delivery airplanes and was also in the Air Force. Whenever there was extra food on the plane, he was allowed to take what he wanted. He usually would take it all and share with those in need.

My prayer was answered before I could even say "amen."

Naomi Hesterman lives in Phoenix.

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