Monday, June 29, 2015

Psalms 65:2 -- On Prayer and Coming to God

"O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come."
Psalms 65:2

Prayer is the most basic form of communication.  Speaking and writing are complicated by the fact that we have to divorce our words from the context of our minds, and so the history and meaning of everything that we are saying... our memories and feelings... are missing, and so communication is always a sort of translation from what is inside to what is outside.  It also opens that sort of external communication to the possibility of deceit and intentional misunderstanding.  With God though, he's there with us.  All the context comes along with the message.  Feelings and memory are intertwined into the message, and God understands all of it, and when he sends us impressions and messages back (often through reading his words in the scriptures), he points out things to us that matter in our individual mind-context. :)
We go through our lives wanting people to understand us, but only one always does, on every level, and that is God.  And so I think it makes a lot of sense that we will all come to God.  Our souls yearn for that kind of connection.  Maybe it won't be soon, or even in this lifetime, for everyone, but we are told that "every knee shall bow" and every tongue confess (Roman 14:11; Isaiah 45:23; Mosiah 27:31; D&C 88:104).  We all will eventually know the truth, and have that connection in our lives.  Today, let's welcome that connection and pray to our father, and get his help in out lives.  He can help us more than anyone else, because he understands every little particle of how we work.  Better than we do, in fact. :)  He knows what we can become... he knows that we can make it.  Let's come to him now, get his advice, and enrich our lives.

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