Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Power of the Savior's Prayers for us

Examples of the Savior Praying are few but powerful in the scriptures. In addition to the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13, of an obedient son praying to his loving Father, there is more.   

Modern Revelation gives us prayers from the Savior that caused the people who heard it to be overcome by the Spirit. 

In the Book of Mormon, when he visited the people of the Americas, accounts are given of him praying for the people to the Father.  Here is a tender, yet powerful account of a prayer he prayed:

"he himself also knelt upon the earth; and behold he prayed unto the Father, and the things which he prayed cannot be written, and the multitude did bear record who heard him.

And after this manner do they bear record: The eye hath never seen, neither hath the ear heard, before, so great and marvelous things as we saw and heard Jesus speak unto the Father;

And no tongue can speak, neither can there be written by any man, neither can the hearts of men conceive so great and marvelous things as we both saw and heard Jesus speak; and no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father.

And it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of praying unto the Father, he arose; but so great was the joy of the multitude that they were overcome" (3 Nephi 17:15-18 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/17.15-18 )

May we ever be grateful for a Savior who is our advocate with the Father, who stands in and is able to welcome us back to the presence of the Father. 

As we pour our hearts out in prayer, may we truly commune with our Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ through the spirit.  May we feel of their love for us as we serve others and study and ponder the scriptures.  And as we do, our prayers will become more meaningful and rich.

For God is real, and is active in our lives, and is preparing for us to return to him, to live in glory with him, forever engaged in his work.  May we ever remember that. 

Find out more about Christ. Along with the Bible, his words are in the Book of Mormon. Find out for yourself and read the Promise of the Book of Mormon online now at http://bit.ly/10t8QYm or get a free copy at http://bit.ly/11WKJ1G

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Picture is Daily Bread by Brent Borup

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