Monday, February 1, 2021

Pray Always

Feb 2nd 2021: 
It is official, our America trip was epic! I feel like I will never be caught up on journaling all the great memories we made. So decided to start with the current and work my way back instead. This week I listened to Elder Bednar's talk "Pray Always" and have been really been making an effort with my prayers. I loved these words:

"The patterns used by God in creating the earth are instructive in helping us understand how to make prayer meaningful. In the third chapter of the book of Moses we learn that all things were created spiritually before they were naturally upon the earth.

“And now, behold, I say unto you, that these are the generations of the heaven and of the earth, when they were created, in the day that I, the Lord God, made the heaven and the earth,

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew. For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth” (Moses 3:4–5).

We learn from these verses that the spiritual creation preceded the temporal creation. In a similar way, meaningful morning prayer is an important element in the spiritual creation of each day—and precedes the temporal creation or the actual execution of the day. Just as the temporal creation was linked to and a continuation of the spiritual creation, so meaningful morning and evening prayers are linked to and are a continuation of each other. "

I loved the comparison to the creation and prayer and starting day and planning it and finishing it and reflecting. Just something I have been thinking about and loving this week. 

Here is a few gems of the day:

It is impossible to get a focused picture of these two both looking and smiling, but these are close ha

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