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The impulse to pray comes from God, so prayer is not only what we do but what God does in us. In prayer we can be totally open with God.
We confess our needs and failings, make requests for ourselves and others, give thanks for our joys, and talk with God both as our Creator and as our friend. Good friends can be completely open with each other.
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The Bible, especially in the Psalms, contains prayers of complaint to God. Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? We follow the example of Jesus, who needed to pray. His disciples, seeing him in prayer, asked him to teach them to pray. To pray, then, is to open ourselves to the Spirit of Jesus, be attentive to him, and so grow in spiritual maturity.
There are as many ways to pray as there are people. Prayer involves the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Setting aside time for prayer is basic, and many people find it helpful to pray at the same time each day. A traditional guideline for prayer is the acronym ACTS:. Adoration — We turn in wonder to God, our Creator and Redeemer, the loving power at the root of our lives;. One human resource officer assigned to handle petty grievances concluded an unusually hectic day by placing facetiously a little sign on his desk for those with unsolved problems.
A prominent American judge was asked what we as citizens of the countries of the world could do to reduce crime and disobedience to law and to bring peace and contentment into our lives and into our nations. There is no more beautiful sight in all this world than to see a family praying together.
Will you join me as we look in on a typical Latter-day Saint family offering prayers unto the Lord? Father, mother, and each of the children kneel, bow their heads, and close their eyes. A sweet spirit of love, unity, and peace fills the home. I am sure that family prayer motivated a letter written some years ago by a young Latter-day Saint girl attending a Colorado high school.
The students had been asked to prepare a letter to be written to a great man of their choice.
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Many addressed their letters to well-known athletes, to a noted astronaut, to the president of the United States, and to other celebrities. The overwhelming desire of my heart is that I might so live that I might have the privilege of being beside you and Mother and other members of the family in the celestial kingdom. As we offer unto the Lord our family prayers and our personal prayers, let us do so with faith and trust in Him.
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We cannot know what faith is if we have never had it, and we cannot obtain it as long as we deny it. Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. If our desire is to discard all doubt and to substitute therefor an abiding faith, we have but to accept the invitation extended to you and to me in the Epistle of James:.
For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. This promise motivated the young man Joseph Smith to seek God in prayer. He declared to us in his own words:. If you have prayed the prayer of salvation and meant it, you are now a follower of Jesus.https://grupoavigase.com/includes/396/955-redes-sociales.php
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God , the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus , the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried , and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior , declaring, " Jesus is Lord ," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
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