We finished up talking about Prayer.
Last week we talked about three types of prayer:
1) Prayer becomes more meaningful as we counsel with the Lord in all of our doings.
2) Prayer becomes more meaningful as we express heartfelt gratitude.
We gave a challenge to try out a prayer this week that was just a prayer of gratitude.
We had an interesting discussion about expressing a prayer only containing gratitude.
3) Prayer becomes more meaningful as we pray for others with real intent and a sincere heart.
Petitioning Heavenly Father for the blessings we desire in our personal lives is right and proper. However, praying earnestly for others is an important element of meaningful prayers. Praying for others with all of the energy of our souls increases our capacity to hear and to hold the voice of the Lord.1 Nephi 1:5 - the savior is the perfect example of praying for others with real intent.
Do our spouses, children and other family members likewise feel the power of our prayers offered unto the Father for their specific needs and desires.
We are commanded to pray always.
- 2 Nephi 32:9
- D&C 10:5
- D&C 19:28
- D&C 90:24
I testify that prayer becomes more meaningful as we counsel with the Lord in all of our doings, as we express heartfelt gratitude, and as we pray for others with real intent and a sincere heart.
I leave my prayer with you.