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Prayer & Fasting

San Diego LDS Temple

San Diego Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

I’ve often wondered how to improve my attention and obedience to the Holy Ghost and I discovered that fasting and prayer are marvelous tools.

Prayer allows us the opportunity to speak with God, the Eternal Father, in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ. We can talk to Heavenly Father in prayer about those things that are problematic or joyous to us. We don’t have to limit our conversations. He’s willing and wanting us to pray. After we’ve given Him our thanks and expressed the desires of our hearts, He sends the Holy Ghost, a vehicle of revelation, to speak to our heart, mind, and soul. To comfort and to inspire us as to which way to go or what to say or what to do. Those answers come quickly or over time.

Fasting is a physical challenge with spiritual blessings. We sacrifice meals to humble ourselves to the will of God. By giving up what we want, we’re in tune with the Spirit. We’re in tune with the whispering of the Holy Ghost to those things we’re in need of resolving or understanding. We come to the Lord in humility and gratitude for which we profit everything by submitting to His will and desires for us.

When we’ve come with clean hands and pure hearts, we’re granted the clarity by the Holy Ghost to see those things that are needful. The better part. The best. And Heavenly Father only wants the best for us. He is training us to listen, to learn, and to love Him, as He loves us.

For now, I wish you joy and love. Smiles!

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