Want God’s Help? Just ask!

2 Nephi 32:9 tells us why we should pray before doing something difficult.

9 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 thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.

Whatever we are doing, God can help that thing be of benefit for our soul. Pretty cool.

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/32?verse=9&lang=eng#p9