I do not have time to write a weekly email this week, but if you
actually enjoy reading these, know that I am doing well and loving
life. The start of the new transfer is always daring and exciting and
filled with hope. My companion and I are doing a great job of being
obedient and heartfelt. The members here are fantastic. I'm so glad
that I've been able to serve around them for so long.
In lieu of my average email, here is a training that I made a few
weeks ago. Feel free to open up your Preach My Gospels and Follow
Pray With Faith
How do you teach in the Lord's way?
What is the prayer of faith? How do we pray with faith?
To strengthen our prayers, let's strengthen our faith in prayer, by
learning more about prayer. Knowledge and faith grow together.
What is prayer?
Calling upon the name of the Lord (BD, Prayer)
Is there different kinds of prayer?
Yes. There are vocal prayers (3 Nephi 19) and prayers of the heart (3
There are songs of the righteous that are prayers (D&C 25:12) even
group prayer is a separate type of prayer (3 Nephi 18:21)
It's a communication with our Heavenly Father.
We always pray in the name of Jesus Christ (3 Nephi 18:19)
How often should we pray?
Luke 21:36 Thessalonians 2:11 2 Nephi 32:8-9 3 Nephi 18:19 D&C 10:5 D&C 93:49
Pray ALWAYS! That phrase shows up in the standard works over 18 times
What are some reasons that it tells us to pray always?
That we may not enter into temptation (prayer cleanses us, prayer protects us)
That whatsoever we shall ask it shall be given to us
That God may consecrate our performance
To be counted worthy
Do we always get what we want when we pray?
We must be cleansed from sin (story of Enos), and
The sprit will tell us what to pray for. If our will is the will of
the Lord, then it shall be done as we pray for it.
Let's go back to PMG. 93. How do receive the spirit? The prayer of
faith. We cannot pray with faith until we are truly repentant.
Why truly repentant and not clean? Enos 1:8
Attributes of the prayer of faith.
1 Nephi 1:5-6, Ether 3:5,6,9 Enos 1:11-12
We pray for the welfare of others.
The lord visits us and gives us revelation. this is why it is so
important to teach with the spirit, and to pray for the spirit
PMG.93, PMG 94
Prayer is work. Prayer takes real intent.
Consider the following when you pray:
His faith was no more, it was replaced with knowledge.
The witness comes after the trial of our faith
We must always increase our faith. Faith is progressive. We gain faith
and lose faith based upon our consistency to the knowledge we have.
Elder Richard Hall