In other words, I can now say the Lord asked me to do something specific. He said, “Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed” (3 Nephi 18:21). Feel free to message us or post on our wall. I can be short with salespeople on the phone sometimes. They’re in their finery The order of heaven is filled with ceremony. The Lord will bless you for your obedience to Him. This answers other questions I had as well. You gotta think that God might be tired of the many repetitive/vain prayers offered every day/night in which we even put ourselves to sleep sometimes:). Quickly, a three day festival showing numerous short films, typically about nature, outdoors, climbing, challenging fears, awareness of this incredible creation earth!! I know what mine is and at this point I do not have the Lord’s permission to share it. Where did the Holy Ghost fall from to enter their hearts? But I also think that there are many “Pharisees” in all levels and areas of the Church, and I hope they don’t overrun it. I have been trying to get it written over the last two days. That’s why Denver suggested it takes years of maturity in the gospel to recognize the deception and cast it out. I love and sustain the Lord’s spokesman. By the way, since Sunday was a Fast Sunday for our stake, I was fasting for several things. Good luck. . Someone in the circle must have the keywords, signs and tokens, so there must be an endowed individual at the family altar. The Lord promised to heal me, showed me how it would be accomplished and then told me what my mission in life was to be. For other … We should offer prayers “for [our] welfare, and also for the welfare of those who are around [us]” (Alma 34:27). For further details, see the rest of Alma 18 beyond what I have already cited (particularly verse 41), Alma 22:7-18, Moses 6:47-68, and D&C 19:31. There are 7 pages to it, so make sure you click on each to read. I proved to the Lord I wanted it when I passed the test he asked of me last month (abruptly resigning my job). Hello fellow Saints! “That order also defines bounds of revelation. First, when I pray on the usual side of my bed as I normally do, my prayers are like they have always been – petitions for peace, safety and blessings for others, expressions of gratitude for guidance, inspiration and help with my daily tasks. Study the word of God, and preach it and not your opinions, for no man’s opinion is worth a straw. I have wondered about certain things in there for years. Having said that, I completely learn from you, your exactness and the edge of your sword — so powerful. By your comment it’s obvious you understand the importance of preparation. Now I know. I am simply overwhelmed with emotion. Please don’t leave a comment telling me I’ve violated my covenants. Personal, private prayer is an essential part of our spiritual development. Remember, the things we are taught are symbols. I too am curious about dedicating these things without holding the priesthood. Agency is the key here. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that ‘it is contrary to the economy of God for any member of the Church, or any one, to receive instruction for those in authority, higher than themselves.’ (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. Adam, thanks for your comment. The Lord is more concerned with why you do things than what you do. We need to make sure our homes are places where God is invited and can enter. LDS Quotations is a resource for quotes on Prayer and 100s of other topics for talk or lesson prep, or just to browse. It’s rather lengthy but I simply can’t answer all the emails I have received, so I’m answering them in this way. I should have done so. I did, however, repeat the phrase out loud Adam used at the altar as he, and I, offered the fourth sign. I had an awesome feeling come over me as I read your last paragraph. May God bless you. The Savior has commanded, “Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work” (Doctrine and Covenants 10:5). I had been doing it wrong for so many years because I was not standing when offering the signs. I hope more church members will realize the opportunity they’re passing by. The ritual involves forming a circle of participants around a person who offers a prayer, usually at an altar in a temple. Not all of life, its experiences or the path (content) is laid out in scripture. Lorde is the name of the artist. I felt the Spirit and enjoyed serving the Lord. My request was approved. Not to compare you to Denver Snuffer, but he mentions 40 years also. Put me down for a copy. Now, I sleep deep and untroubled, awaken refreshed and happy. The Lord is more concerned with why you do things than what you do. I almost always email my sister and discuss it with her. I asked him. Perhaps that is why prayer is then listed, as the top priority in the "order" (replying to Kimberly's comment). If you do not bring for the rose that is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. Sweet Power of Prayer [LDS Devotional] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ^ | April 2003 | Elder Russell M. Nelson Posted on 06/03/2008 12:48:08 PM PDT by TheDon. Even the comatose they don’t dance and tell, [Chorus] I know what my mission is. We should never give in to the idea that we are not worthy to pray. Actually this helped to create a more complete visual than I had when contemplating a family prayer circle at the family alter. TIm, you mentioned another post about a different topic coming soon, that wasn’t the update in the comments was it? Every morning and every evening, we should kneel together in humility, giving each family member frequent opportunities to say the prayer and uniting in gratitude for the blessings Heavenly Father has given us. You must respond to those requests and do as the Lord has revealed it to you. See more ideas about lds quotes, the church of jesus christ, prayers. So this makes a lot of sense. First, dedicate your home if you haven’t already done so. Thank God he was not content, nor have you been, Tim, with mere belief. He maintains three blogs online, one on technology, one on current events and one on health research. You will not be brought into the presence of the Lord until you are tested by false messengers. You are no longer in a state of believing, but a state of knowledge. There is no doubt this works. Just ask my wife … I’m a total pain in the ass, lol 🙂. He has no right to revelation for the general church. ” (DHC 2:196), (I believe this invitation applies to women as well as men. In Monday night’s prayer I reported back to the Lord I had received the message from the angel that morning, acknowledged that I would do as He (the Lord) requested and was once again immediately enveloped in the spirit to the point of being emotionally overcome for ten minutes. 20 To the law and to the testimony; and if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Not having attended church or the temple in recent years is not a hindrance. I would say it was less than five minutes. In fact, you do not need to be a member of the LDS Church. I know without a shadow of doubt the sacrifice that Christ made for us, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon is true. Per your quote Rodney (as used by Elder Nelson). Show me a person that has never been deceived and well …. During Sunday’s prayer I was at perfect peace, felt great confidence and solemnity. I usually experience an open heaven during worship, with or without that, so I hadn’t made a connection before. I’m writing this for my journal as I share this with you. Original Source: Seventies Record, Book B, 28 Dec. 1845, LDS archives, typed copy.  Online Source:  Click here for one. I used the second sign as I prayed. We will all be better prepared to serve others and withstand temptations. What if this is Literal? That phrase is troublesome every time I hear it – “perfectly aligned with the Brethren.” There’s just something wrong with that. I now know for myself this works. Bill, maybe Snuffer was being a bit cheeky. Lynn, I am deeply touched by what you shared. The things we need to make sure we have in our homes are: prayer, fasting, faith, learning, and worship. but as it has been noted symbols matter, meaning matters, why matters … congruency along this entire continuum of experience matters; clear from light, intelligence, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, spirit, soul, body, mortal, material and shared mortal experience. God bless you, Tim, along that path that will lead you Home. “I don’t feel I can remove it unless I again ask the Lord’s counsel. Then, dedicate a specific location or object or area in your home to serve as your altar. Perhaps the experience would be different had I been wearing the robes of the priesthood. If you feel it appropriate, I’m willing to kneel here and now to do so. I first attended the temple more than fifteen years ago. I told the Stake President I was not correlated…he kept my and my wife’s recommends until I return and tell him I am correlated and “perfectly aligned with the brethren.” My wife told me to find a new church. Dancin’ around big eyes as well Before she went visiting teaching today – imagine that, going visiting teaching on the first of the month – she told me how much she was struggling with finding the time to do all the things she wants to do with marketing her book and finishing her next one. My mind will wander from thought to thought, get distracted and then I sheepishly come back, apologize to the Lord and try to continue with what I was praying about. Sometimes in prayer I’m not prepared. Sacred things are vital for all to know who want everlasting lfe and the eternal round to commence. I had an experience over this past weekend. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! But since I hit planet earth, this time around, burned into my body and soul is a deep testimony of identity and relationship; who I am here, and who I am there. I knelt, made the second sign and began to pray aloud. Where did Christ say heaven was which the listeners couldn’t understand? ). This is sacred ground. Thank you Tim for sharing your marvelous experience with the TOP. 3 Nephi 9:20 And you know, we’re on each other’s team, I’m kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air, so there There is no doubt things have changed for me with this experience as I closed my fast on Sunday evening. Rodney, just remember to be gentle with yourself along the way. I replied, “the Lorde recently said: “I’m kind of over gettin’ told to throw my hands up in the air, So there.”. Thank ou that is beautiful! The Journey – Receiving Our Endowment In the area where I live, we had a first Adventure Film Festival. The power of godliness is manifest through ordinances. I have also wondered where I could place a “real” altar in my home. We should not worry about what others may think of what we say. I continue to be overwhelmed by personal emails and don’t feel in my heart I can ignore them. Oh, sorry, I’m rambling. I’m really blown away…. Personally, I have long believed the TOP was not only possible and accepted by the Lord to do in our own homes, but that it was in fact taught in the ‘early days’. Yes, that’s the best way to describe it. I hope everyone enjoys conference and can come away feeling uplifted and inspired. I don’t want to be the means of causing others to lose faith. No pap here. (History of the Church, 3:395–96.). I’ll give you a little bit of background first, share what the Lord allows me and conclude tomorrow with what He asked me to write on a different subject. Can you explain the Snuffer quote: I’m kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air So there. With such an important goal I imagine that the process and order to this would be steep in symbolism to raise our souls to think differently to higher heights than our natural carnal thoughts can take us. Mother’s life work was to do her family history. : I wish you well bringing forth your rose, which in my view, is the same as making your calling and election sure. Carol and I have been praying for those who will speak all week. In this day of computers, phones, and pagers, people communicate with one … I’ve made up my mind that when the Lord asks me to share something, I’m going to do as He asks, come what may. 5 And again the third time they did hear the voice, and did open their ears to hear it; and their eyes were towards the sound thereof; and they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came. It also includes the signs of the priesthood. Anyway, to the point. and I sincerely mean that! A hundred jewels on throats I have been blessed beyond measure as I have engaged in it in much the same way you have ( although I often wear my robes when the circumstances permit) It is tragic that our leaders discourage ( or more accurately forbid) its use outside the temple. Thanks again for your email. It is contrary to the nature of learning. The True Order of Prayer (or Order of Prayer if you prefer) includes the prayer circle, a practice of the ages. I have felt the Lord’s love many times before and one time in particular that was a “born of the spirit” experience for me while at Ricks College forty years ago. While we are speaking of the temple…I’ve always wondered the reason we veil our faces. We should make family prayer a consistent part of our family’s life. The True Order of Prayer does not require priesthood. 28 And Ammon said: This is God. We are blessed to be the children of such a loving and gracious God. In a way you are praying beforehand. It seems that the whole gospel, entire scriptures,every prophet–all the temples and ordinances are trying to get us to one point… to gain a connection with Heaven. Having said that, I have experienced there. No, you do not need to dedicate it more than once, or at least that has been my experience so far. (1 Corinthians 6:19). Make sure you are standing as you do so. To make our prayers meaningful, we must pray with sincerity and “with all the energy of heart” (Moroni 7:48). We will be able to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that He is ready to give if we will but ask in faith. Doctrine and Covenants 130:22 BTW: In your post you mentioned that you had something that God wants you to post that you would post the next day, as it is now 2 days further and there is still no post I am hoping it will come later today. Pondering…. When I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking up into heaven. It seems to be stemming from inside the church. Anyway, it hasn’t happened yet. It’s hard to believe he is the oldest apostle at 92. We should “live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon [us]” (Alma 34:38). LOL. So there, [Chorus] 2. The True Order of Prayer By Eleazar, 1998. If we do not need to be endowed then aren’t we back to prayer as usual? Now having said that — if any of this is necessary (movement, hand gestures, clothing), what could these practices or objects symbolically be representing? Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and … The approach can be spiritually performed. The ‘committee’. This shows our agreement or acceptance of what they have prayed for. (Luke 17:21). To pierce the heavens, pierce the veil, pierce the unbelief and discover the mind of God WITHIN us and enter his presence. At times, Heavenly Father will counsel, guide, or comfort us while we are on our knees. I sensed the presence of an angel expectantly waiting to record my prayer. Where did the Holy Ghost fall from to enter their hearts? All signs tokens and words are to represent and convey meaning to you. I look forward to your report in this regard, as allowed, Tim. Do you want to converse with Him? A House of Prayer I am so thankful for my parents making a house of Prayer when I was a young kid. I think it’s wonderful that the physical actions of the true order of prayer affect our spirits such that they tutor us in opening heaven and being able to communicate more clearly and effectively with our God. It might just mean that the power of your godliness starts to be manifest to you through the ordinances. They often come through the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost (see “Revelation”). You will begin to walk with the Lord in a way never experienced before. There is always work to do, including the work I owe my employer. Remember, it opens a portal to heaven. I can’t imagine the learning that must have taken place. I did not feel it was necessary. 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