Prayer – an act of faith.
“𝐈𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝, 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐥” said Gordon B. Hinckley.
Prayer itself is an act of faith.
One of my favourite verses of scripture on prayer is found in the Book of Mormon, when Alma the Younger, is counselling his son Helaman…
“Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day” (Alma 37:37)
What a powerful verse about prayer, isn’t it?
And even more so that it’s counsel from a father to his son.
People of integrity say what they mean and mean what they say.
Answers come by submissively aligning our will, to God’s will.
God does not give us what we can handle; He helps us handle what we are given.
Throughout the scriptures the term fasting is frequently combined with prayer.
Sometimes we can forget the power of fasting. Yet it is a precious tool that allows us to change lives.
Fasting magnifies our ability to pray.
“Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” asked Paul in the book of Acts.
We should persistently ask that question in our daily prayers, in order to know what to do.
An act of Faith
As a Christian and as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am so thankful for the powerful gift of prayer and commend it to all.
Hymns 140, the closing verse reads;
“Oh, how praying rests the weary!
Prayer will change the night to day.
So, when life gets dark and dreary,
Don’t forget to pray.”
I have found so much comfort and solace through prayer.
So can you.
Thomas S. Monson said, “Prayer is the passport to spiritual power.”
Why not commune with your Heavenly Father.
Remember, no one stands taller, than when they kneel in prayer…
Why not kneel in prayer to start your day – you won’t regret it!