So, who do we listen to? For Christians, the best place to begin in answering these questions is, with Jesus. The gospel writers provide us with an unparalleled glimpse into how Jesus personally communed with God the Father. In watching and listening to Jesus pray, we learn to pray.
Praying by the Spirit
In Matthew 26 we are invited into a scene that is especially instructive. Jesus knows the terror of the cross stands before Him, and so He retreats to a garden to pray with those closest to Him. In this moment what will He say? How will He pray? And in watching Him, what will we learn? What makes for effective prayer? Gospel Truth. Jerreld L. Grant, Heber J. Gospel Standards. Homer Durham. Salt Lake City: Improvement Era, Kimball, Spencer W.
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Send us a message and we'll get back to you right away. By Donald W. Parry Donald W. Definition of Prayer Prayer is the goal of an individual to place him or herself in spiritual harmony with God the Father and Creator of all. Posture of Prayer Given the emphasis placed upon the posture of an individual during prayers in 3 Nephi 11—20, it may be concluded that prayer posture is important. Language of Prayer Although the Book of Mormon Saints had been praying to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ before the resurrected Jesus ministered to the Nephites see for example 2 Nephi , the Savior reinforced this practice among the Nephites during this three-day post-resurrection visit.
Praying Like Jesus - Examining the Prayer Life with Jesus
Formal and Informal Prayer Two types of prayers are identified in 3 Nephi 11—20—formal and informal prayers. President Hinckley advances several thoughts on the matter: I know of no single practice that will have a more salutary effect upon your lives than the practice of kneeling together as you begin and close each day.
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As Alma notes, individuals should look to God during every activity, at all times, and in all places: Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.
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