Tuesday, February 17, 2015

1 Nephi 1:5 Prayer

1 Nephi 1. v 5

Lehi prayed with all his heart in behalf of his people.

the people were very wicked and he wanted them to repent so they would not be destroyed. He prayed with all his heart- meaning he truly cared and sought the Lord's help.

Jer. 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah tells the Jews in Babylon)
James 5:15 Prayer of faith shall save the sick---sins are forgiven
James 5:16 The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    1. Elias prayed earnestly that it might not rain and it rained not upon the heart for 3 ½ years and then he prayed again and it rained.
2 Nephi 4:23-25 Nephi prayed “he heard my cry by day and he hath given me visions in the night time- He hath visited men with so much mercy—As we read on in 1 Nephi we see that results and the vision that incurred after Lehi's fervent prayer.
James 1:5 Joseph Smith read this scripture prior to going to the sacred grove to pray when he received his first vision.

Jesus prayed for his people also. He taught them how to pray with the Lord's prayer.
Lehi prayed unto the Lord. We pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ and if we are fervent, we will recognize that our prayers are answered.

We can improve our prayers so they are truly sincere and heartfelt by kneeling and praying out loud and in our hearts. We can recognize that God has all power and if we are worthy and we pray for the right things that miracles can and will happen. We need to have faith that the miracles and tender mercies will come. I think that the best thing is to realize that God loves us without measure. He will care for us if we will trust him and have faith in him. Pray hard, work hard but worry less! Trust that he will bless us with what is best.
1-Pray earnestly with all of our hearts
2-Listen and follow the promptings that come as answers to those prayers.
RS Declaration- “We are women of faith....who increase out testimonies of Jesus Christ through prayer and scriptures study. “
3-Have great faith and trust him-Don't worry. Just know that he loves us and will bless us to the end. “He will not leave us desolate”

4/10- Julie Beck ( Gen. RS Pres.)
Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord's Spirit with us. Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas.

10/10 Pres. Eyring, Serve With The Spirit
As humble servants of the Savior, we should pray for the manifestations of the Holy Ghost to come to us in our service and to those we serve. Humble prayer to our Heavenly Father, in deep faith in Jesus Christ is essential to qualify us for the companionship of the Holy Ghost. ….
repentance, prayer, and pondering over the scriptures are essential parts of our qualifying for the gifts of the Spirit in our priesthood service. ...God lives and hears our every prayer.

145- Prayer Is The Soul's Sincere Desire

142- Sweet Hour of Prayer  

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