Monday, July 20, 2015

on prayer

I would like to be better at saying my prayers. I believe that prayer can be a direct and personal communication with our Heavenly Father, but I haven't been utilizing it as well as I should. So, in an effort to improve, I did some reading yesterday before church. I really liked what J. Devn Cornish had to say in his talk, The Privilege of Prayer. A few of my favorites:

"God our Father is not a feeling or an idea or a force. He is a holy person who, as the scriptures teach, has a face and hands and a glorious immortal body. He is real, He knows each of us individually, and He loves us, every one. He wants to bless us."

"Please believe how very much your loving Heavenly Father wants to bless you. But because He will not infringe upon our agency, we must ask for His help. This is generally done through prayer. Prayer is one of the most precious gifts of God to man."

"When we truly believe that God rules His kingdom and that He has all power and all glory, we are recognizing that He really is in charge, that He loves us with a perfect love, and that He wants us to be happy. I have found that one of the secrets to a joyful life is to recognize that doing things the Lord's way will make me happier than doing things my way."

Other good reads:

The Language of Prayer
Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer


  1. I love this quote from Mother Teresa on prayer, it really changed the way I pray.

    “I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.”

    1. Ooo, that's a good one, Margo. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  2. Thanks for the reminder on prayer. You are my second reminder in two days. (very much needed) I have to be better about saying my prayers.


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