A couple of months ago, I started a personal challenge to share one of the 21 principles as covered in the book by Richard G. Scott. I took a short break from this challenge when I was doing the General Conference Challenge as I felt this would get lost in all of those posts. I didn’t want that to happen as this book has really touched my heart and I have felt impressed to share it with you and my own feelings about each of the principles. You can read about the other principles I have covered here. If you would like your own copy of this book, you can purchase it here. This is NOT an affiliate link, even though I do have an affiliate account with Amazon. I have chosen NOT to use an affiliate link as I don’t feel right about it in this circumstance.
“As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles,” counsels Elder Richard G. Scott. “Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances.”
“A true principle makes decisions clear even under the most confusing and challenging circumstances.”
Prayer is a very powerful gift we have been given by a loving Heavenly Father. It is our direct line to Him. Our prayers can be brief and to the point, or they can be as long as we need them to be to express what is in our heart. It doesn’t matter to our Heavenly Father. He is always willing to listen to us and then to guide and direct us through the Holy Ghost. We have to be willing to listen to Him though. Those gentle whisperings do not always speak to us while we are praying. Instead, we need to be open to them and carefully tuned in to the voice of the Spirit. Sometimes He will tell us No or Not Now. Other times, what we are told may be unexpected. He knows what is best for us and what we need when we need it. We have to put our trust into Him and His love for us. And sometimes our answers come through others. They may say exactly what we need to hear. If we are in tune with His Spirit, we will recognize His voice whispering through the voice of the person we are speaking with. We have to KNOW Him in order to recognize Him. And the best way to do that is to develop a personal relationship with Him through the gift of personal prayer.