Friday, June 10, 2016

D&C 90:1 -- On Prayer and Forgiveness

"Thus saith the Lord, verily, verily I say unto you my son, thy sins are forgiven thee, according to thy petition, for thy prayers and the prayers of thy brethren have come up into my ears."
Doctrine and Covenants 90:1

The remission of sin is clearly linked to prayer in this verse, and I think that if we think about it, this linkage is always there.  I think it's good to call out that connection because sometimes when we feel the burden of sin, we shrink away from God.  We don't want to face him, or have to be as honest with ourselves as prayer always demands.  ... However scary though, the only way out is through prayer and through God.  We have to talk to him about our lives, about what we've done, what we regret, and where we want to go from here.  We have to talk to him about who we dare to hope to be, if we can have his help.

Today, no matter what situation we are in, whether seemingly hopeless, or so exultant that it seems it will never fade, let's turn to the Lord.  Let's talk to him, open our hearts, and be willing to change.  Let's tell him where we've been and where we think we're going, and listen to him if he suggests a solution or a course change.  With God, no matter how dark or heavy our lives, we can be light again.  Let's do whatever it takes to be forgiven, and then work on staying that way, again through prayer, every day... constant contact. :)

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