Monday, November 30, 2009

2 Nephi, chapter 32

Finally, I am getting back to my scripture blogging. It has been a long month or so, what with piglet flu, swine flu, hospital visits, assorted extra infections, and then preparing for and traveling for Thanksgiving. I think we are finally going to get back to normal now, though. So back to trying to keep up with my scripture reading!

And this morning, reading verses 8-9 reminded me that I'm falling down on the job with my prayers, also. So I need to work harder at that!

And now, my beloved brethren, I perceive that ye ponder still in your hearts; and it grieveth me that I must speak concerning this thing. For if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray; for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray.

But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.