When i was in basic training for the army, prayer was on the most important things that i had to help me through it. Without prayer, i never could have received a testimony of the restored gospel, the book of mormon, and the prophet joseph smith. Monson, the prophet of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints the true name of the mormon church, told a story in november of 1983 that explains one of the uses of fasting and prayer. The importance of having a firm and sure testimony of the book of mormon cannot be overstated. The book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ and, like the bible, it contains many stories of jesus christ healing those who are sick and afflicted. This list of awesome power of prayer bible verses is meant to encourage you today. There are three tests that can help us determine if this is a good test. In mormonism, a prayer circle, also known as the true order of prayer, is a ritual established by joseph smith that some mormons believe is a more potent method of prayer that can lead to receiving greater blessings and revelation from god. The ritual involves an antiphonic recitation of prayer by participants joined in a circle, usually around an altar in a temple. Nephi offers a prayer to the lord and guides the ship toward the promised land. As i started to pray that way, i noticed my attitude about prayer changed, my relationship with heavenly father strengthened, and my ability to receive personal revelation increased.
Most have to have the logic pointed out to them, but this is the power held in the book of mormon. The prophet jacob in the book of mormon taught, wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourself to the will of god, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh. God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your. If you have a bible study with them, they will ask you to pray over the book of mormon. Since joseph smith used the bible to support their view, lets consider if this really is a good test. Mormon prayer what do mormons believe about prayer. Bible verses command all people to pray, and how god wants us to pray. She is a lover of books, nature, music, food, the gospel, and all things texas. The book of mormon, like the bible, teaches about god, prayer, and jesus christ. Then james goes on to tell them to have faith and trust god.
When missionaries are confronted with arguments against the book of mormon, they are taught to ignore the evidence and pray to see if the book of mormon is true. Prayer is a perfect vehicle for seeking guidance and help from god as you make decisionswhether about daily life or longterm plans. We can receive added strength and power through prayer and as we follow the counsel of the lords living servants see doctrine and covenants 21. They told us all about lehi, nephi, jacob and enos who well. Several book of mormon characters including alma the younger and his companions viewed the practice of praying from a rameumptom as sinful, largely because the prayer affirmed the zoramites belief that there would. This prayer, which also appears with some variation in the sermon on the mount, is commonly known as the lords prayer. Moroni 45 present the prayers that the nephites used in administering the sacrament. President monson was serving as a mission president in toronto, canada. Concerning this record, the prophet joseph smith, who translated it by the gift and power of god, said, i told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book see the introduction at the. Top 40 inspirational book of mormon scriptures the lifey app. The promise from the book of proverbs gives us courage. I am assuming that all day long means many many hours of trying. Stop and listen the power of prayer and revelation lds blogs. The power of prayer the church of jesus christ of latterday saints.
Robertss notebooks show he was first impressed to use the title when singing the last verse of a classical mormon hymn, prayer is the souls sincere. Page 303 of the book of mormon contains some great advice on prayer. Increasing the power of personal prayer mormon women stand. See more ideas about lds quotes, church quotes and prayers. She noted specifically the work of brigham young university theater and media arts professor rory scanlan and his several decades of developing clothing guides based on his research of archeological and anthropological records from bible and book of mormon times. As you head into the book of jarom, keep in mind that it covers about 60 years. If ye would hearken unto the spirit which teacheth a man to pray, ye would know that ye must pray. Admittedly, most people dont make these connections all by themselves. Learning to pray as jesus prayed religious studies. Nephi teaches about the sacred power of prayer to consecrate action taken with a sincere desire to serve god. The book of mormon often urges readers to pray with real intent.
When mormon or latterday saints or lds missionaries present the book of mormon, they explain that feelings prompted by the holy ghost and prayer will help a person to accept it as truth. Parry, nowhere in all of the book of mormon is the subject of prayer taught and emphasized in such a concentrated fashion as it is in 3 nephi 1120. Heres a behindthescenes look at the filming of the book. Verily, verily, i say unto you, ye must watch and pray always, lest ye be tempted by the devil, and ye be led away captive by him. This morning i speak about the power of the book of mormon and the critical need we have as members of this church to study, ponder, and apply its teachings in our lives. She added the power of prayer and being prompted by the spirit. The book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. As we search the book of mormon and implement the patterns of prayer it teaches, we will reap great blessings in our lives and in our families. Although these prayers, as known to moroni, were recorded here centuries after the visit of christ to the book of mormon peoples, moroni indicated that the elders and priests of his time administered it according to the commandments of christ in a manner that moroni claimed was true. Mormon taught his son, moroni, that we should pray with all the energy of heart. He reiterated the principles he taught in the old world.
This week i wanted to talk a little bit about trusting in the lord. From the pages of the book of mormon comes moronis promise that through prayer, real intent, and faith in christ, we may know the truth of these promises by the power of the holy ghost. The music comes from our book of hymns, for which i have written new words. Prayer in latter day saint theology and practice wikipedia. Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. The bible teaches us whyand even howgod wants us to pray to him. And more often than not, prayer lets god reach into our hearts and fill us with his love. Hinckley, 1st counselor to president ezra taft benson, proclaimed that the book of mormon is as current as the morning newspaper, in its descriptions of the problems of todays society.
Prayer is a central element of the book of mormon, and it can be a centraland incredibly enriching part. Such moments are so rare in comparison with the efforts of the enemy the power of teaching doctrine, ensign, may 1999, 74. Counsel with the lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good alma 37. Why does jesus say that ye must watch and pray always.
Enos and the power of prayer scripture explorers come. There is a story in the book of mormon where moroni and his army had cornered a huge lamanite army. Daniel showed us the power of daily prayer, which is even more powerful when combined with faith and obedience. The book of mormon encourages believers to cry unto him for mercy. The book of mormon shall stand as a testimony against the world, ether 5. God will grant unto those who believe in christ whatever they ask the father in the name of christ. But behold, i say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint. I know that the book of mormon is true and is a divinely inspired record. There are numerous passages in the book of mormon that conflict with modern mormon thought. To pray in faith is to seek those things that are consistent with gods will, after we have done everything in our power to realize the soughtafter blessing.
As a student at brigham young university, i have the opportunity to study the book of mormon this semester in my religion class. As you read the book of mormon, you can learn how to build faith so that you can. Many people assume that if the mormon church promotes the book of mormon, it must surely adhere to its teachings. The enabling power and gift of gods love book of mormon. Nowhere in all of the book of mormon is the subject of prayer taught and. The power of prayer nevertheless alma labored much in the spirit, wrestling with god in mighty prayer, that he would pour out his spirit upon the people who were in the city. Therefore, prayer is the wonderful privilege we have to get to speak to our father, to get to know him better. Should christians take the challenge and pray about the book of mormon and, ultimately, mormonism. He himself has mastered and fulfilled and become what he is, in harmony with law. Prayer keeps us humble and grateful for what we have been given in life. But in this scripture story, which i am sure the lord put into the book of mormon for a reason, we can read about enos who prayed all the day long before he got answers to his prayers and the lord spoke to him. Enoss experience with prayer is one of the most memorable in scripture.
When you pray, you can ask god for help and expect that he will respond. Lets study enos words of mormon he works in me to do. Ask god for the wisdom and discernment to teach you how he wants you to. Even if it is a small amount of faith like my little girl who i dont think quite understood the power of prayer, until that afternoon. Prayer is not just for times of trouble thomas monson gospel quotes, mormon quotes. When the lamanites realized this they start fighting like crazy to get away. The book of mormon records the words of jesus christ to those on the american continent.
I pray that you read through these bible verses and then take them to god in prayer. For one, mormons believe that every person on the earth is a son or daughter of god, that we once lived with him. One of gods most repeated promises in the book of mormon is that if the nephites kept the commandments, they would. Smith said, the book of mormon is a book of scripture that was translated by the gift and power of god, for the voice of god declared to the three witnesses that it had been translated by the gift and power of god and that it was true. Is praying over the book of mormon circular reasoning. After i had put together most of the plates of gold i found a little set of plates that i thought should go in the front of the book. And whatsoever ye shall ask the father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you. Specifically, the book of mormon was prepared for our day so that we would learn and grow by readings the words of ancient prophets in the americas.
The truths of the book of mormon have the power to heal, comfort, restore, succor, strengthen, console, and cheer our souls. You can also learn about prayer in the book of mormon, a book of scripture similar to the bible written by people who lived in the ancient americas. Introduction please dont read the book of mormon this year. When we know the book of mormon is true, then it follows that joseph smith was indeed a prophet and that he saw god the eternal father and his son, jesus christ. Using the book of mormon is the classic baitandswitch. They are wonderful resources for teaching both in the home and church settings. Here, among the resurrected lords teachings at this time, approximately sixty verses are dedicated to the subject of prayer and eleven prayers are offered. But that prayer which lasted all the day long verse 4happened only after enos father. The gospel of jesus christ is the wonderful news that our heavenly father and his. Prayer and fasting the truth about the book of mormon. If you are interested in having access to the slides used to create my teaching with power videos in your own lessons, they are available for a small purchase by clicking the above link. Find the differences in the picture when you head to the book of mormon coloring book from the church. Ive always known that prayer is important, and i believe in the power of prayer, but i really struggled to make my prayers personal. Even after the law was passed prohibiting anyone from praying, daniel continued to pray to god.562 814 1566 1459 1490 550 807 103 1074 1469 1040 132 992 920 1192 101 830 420 586 515 281 821 725 68 816 577 629 242 966 1467 475 1387 846 567 1362 1435