Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Day of Prayer

A continuation of the Invitation, a 14 day challenge to walk with Christ. This is Day two.

 All material is original blog material written by Dixie.  Scripture suggestions are from my personal study, all thoughts and challenges are from my personal history and my future as I too continue to strive for more closeness to Christ.
Don’t forget to keep the penny in your shoe! And to Read!  Here are the goals for the day:

Challenge :  Fill your day with prayer.  Each time you feel the penny in your shoe, take a minute to have  sincere prayer in your heart.  Spend a little more time in the morning and in the evening talking to AND listening, sincerely, as you develop more deeply your relationship with our Father and his Son.

Suggested Scripture Reading:  Mathew 6: 6-7, Mathew 7: 7-8, Romans 8:26, Psalm 46: 1, Alma 13: 28-29, Alma 37: 36-37, D&C 9: 7-8

Journaling Prompts:  Do I place the affection of my heart upon the Lord?  Do I Pray with integrity? Do I stop and listen, do I listen and do?

Keep in mind:  “Answers to prayer come in many ways. They often come through the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost. They may come in the circumstances of our lives or through the kind acts of those around us. As we continue to draw near to our Heavenly Father through prayer, we will recognize more readily His merciful and wise answers to our pleadings. We will find that He is our “refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
When I was a little child, my parents taught me by example to pray. I began with a picture in my mind of Heavenly Father being far away. As I have matured, my experience with prayer has changed. The picture in my mind has become one of a Heavenly Father who is close by, who is bathed in a bright light, and who knows me perfectly.”
—Henry B. Eyring
“Exhort Them to Pray,” Ensign, Feb. 2012, 4

Thoughts for the day:
A man died and was resurrected and waiting in a room to be interviewed.  Another man was ahead of him.  The door opened, the man entered, and the door closed.  The man on the outside could hear the conversation on the other side of the door as the interview began:  “I want you to tell me do you know Jesus Christ?” said the interviewer to the man.
“Well, said the man, ” he was born in Bethlehem and he lived 35 years, spending the last three organizing the church, choosing his Apostles, and teaching the gospel to direct our lives…..”  The interviewer stopped him and said, ” Yes yes, that’s all true, but I want you to tell me do you know Jesus Christ? ”
“Well”, said the man, “he suffered and died so that we could have eternal life.  Three days later he was resurrected so that we might return to Heavenly Father…..”
“Yes, yes that is true,” said the interviewer, “but I want you to tell me do you know him, do you know Jesus Christ.”
The man, a little perplexed began again, “well, he restored the gospel in its fullness to the earth through Joseph Smith, reorganized his church, gave us temples so we can do work to save our dead.  He gave us personal ordinances for our salvation and exaltation……”
The interviewer again stopped him and said, “All that you have told me is true, thank you.” The man was then invited to leave the room.
After he left, the door opened and the second man entered.  As he approached the interviewer, he looked upon him to see his face while feeling  his countenance; then he fell upon his knees, and he cried,  “My Lord, my God…”

This will be a great day!
Love from Dixie