Prayer ~~ Each morning when I arise I turn to my Father in Heaven. I look to him to help me through each and every day. I give thanks for many of the blessings that I have. I have found a great amount of peace and tranquility in prayer.
All throughout scriptures we are counseled by prophets to pray. We are invited to turn our thoughts and hearts to our God in the name of His Son.
Prayer is my solace. It is my meditation. It is my communion. I know that God is on the other end because I have heard and felt Him.
Now more than ever we need God. We need to pray. The faith of us as individuals can perform miracles if we exercise it. The world is in commotion. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Many are experiencing oppression and inequity in our world. They need our prayers of faith. We need the strength that comes through prayer. We need the discerning power. We need the light. We need the truth.
Nephi was directed as to what to do because he prayed. Amulek taught us what we should pray for.
”Begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you; Yea, cry unto him for mercy; for he is mighty to save. Yea, humble yourselves, and continue in prayer unto him. Cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks. Cry unto him in your houses, yea, over all your household, both morning, mid-day, and evening. Yea, cry unto him against the power of your enemies. Yea, cry unto him against the devil, who is an enemy to all righteousness. Cry unto him over the crops of your fields, that ye may prosper in them. Cry over the flocks of your fields, that they may increase. But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness. Yea, and when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for your welfare, and also for the welfare of those who are around you.”Book of Mormon, Alma 34:17-27
We need to seek strength and guidance from our God through prayer. As we pray and ponder then will He speak to us and give us strength.