I am in the process of converting to become mormon. You have the keys to deal with that if the adversary attempts it. I have already sent him a link privately to your post. Should I wish to enquire for present things I should use my own name which refers to present things and should I want to enquire for future things I would use the third name which refers to the first token of the Melchizedek priesthood or is the third token that is given and refers to the Son. 2 Nephi 25:29 3 And it came to pass that while they were thus conversing one with another, they heard a voice as if it came out of heaven; and they cast their eyes round about, for they understood not the voice which they heard; and it was not a harsh voice, neither was it a loud voice; nevertheless, and notwithstanding it being a small voice it did pierce them that did hear to the center, insomuch that there was no part of their frame that it did not cause to quake; yea, it did pierce them to the very soul, and did cause their hearts to burn. All signs tokens and words are to represent and convey meaning to you. The Holy Ghost can teach us to pray and guide us in the things we say (see Romans 8:26; 2 Nephi 32:8; 3 Nephi 19:9, 24). I went to the temple tonight with new eyes and ears. Incidentally, the instructions are that the company is to consider themselves as if they were, respectively (not individually), Adam and Eve – which is, in other words, that the men should consider themselves as if they were Adam, and the women should consider themselves as if they were Eve. Thanks to all for sharing your experiences. He meant nothing by it. Well, I’m sure that’ll happen to me in the future, in some way or another. I pray they leave your wife out of your forthcoming censure; she will be affected significantly regardless. Now I feel I am and do not think it will be an unpleasant experience even if the end result is mandated by Elder Maynes or someone in the Twelve. We have been preparing everything No, you do not need to dedicate it more than once, or at least that has been my experience so far. Where did Christ say heaven was which the listeners couldn’t understand? So this makes a lot of sense. In other words, I can now say the Lord asked me to do something specific. That just makes me think. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us. In Mormonism, a prayer circle, also known as the true order of prayer, is a ritual established by Joseph Smith that some Mormons believe is a more potent method of prayer that can lead to receiving greater blessings and revelation from God. Thanks Barkers. And I’m not talking about a generalized sort of sacrifice. It is a test designed just for you. It was a pleasure to document the process and recognize now how close I have been on previous occasions. This is an incredible blog. 29 And he said: Yea, I believe that he created all things which are in the earth; but I do not know the heavens. I’m sharing this in an open public forum with the Lord’s permission. We humans don’t learn best in a vacuum–we learn through interactions, connections with others. Thank you for following the promptings of the Spirit. http://www.journeytothefullness.com/the-journey-receiving-our-endowment/. Then you're just allowing others to share your prayer at a later time. Denver Snuffer may have seen Jesus Christ already and in some areas may be further along the path than you but you are as important as him. Additionally… My confusion comes with the inclusion of “child”. Remember, the things we are taught are symbols. There is a very well written piece on the endowment, title and blog below, that i’d highly recommend reading. Public Prayer. Lynn, I am deeply touched by what you shared. I need to copy and paste it! 3 Nephi 11 : I wish you well bringing forth your rose, which in my view, is the same as making your calling and election sure. So he could say, the Lorde recently said. In any case, the result was the opening of the heavens and the ministration of angels. 30 And Ammon said unto him: The heavens is a place where God dwells and all his holy angels. I prayed this morning…literally giving my pain and heartache to the Savior Jesus Christ. Yeah there are several reasons why we veil our faces! Third, something has happened to my dreams since I dedicated my bed as an altar to the Lord. I thanked my Father for the tender mercies of the Lord throughout my life, acknowledged my love for him, made my request known, thanked my Father again and closed my prayer. He will help us in all our righteous pursuits, but He seldom will do something for us that we can do ourselves. When I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking up into heaven. It is subtle but powerful and will affect everything you do from that day forward. The Lord has made it clear to me this is not pleasing, even if they are calling from India. Mormon prayer … Quickly, a three day festival showing numerous short films, typically about nature, outdoors, climbing, challenging fears, awareness of this incredible creation earth!! This has been a long journey, but has been more intense over the past two years. I don’t know how I knew other than I saw the angel in my mind’s eye and felt his presence. Ah, yes Sean. As we make a habit of approaching God in prayer, we will come to know Him and draw ever nearer to Him. Where did Christ say heaven was which the listeners couldn’t understand? He didn’t look too good at the Woman’s Broadcast last Saturday. The Lord has been very kind to me and I don’t want to stand before Him some day and be asked why I opposed His chosen leaders and stood with those who found fault with them. I guess that’s because I‘m not used to such power. I tend to pray next to my bed facing the Salt Lake Temple / Sun-set. We can silently express gratitude to our Father and ask Him to strengthen us in our responsibilities. 34 Ammon said unto him: I am a man; and man in the beginning was created after the image of God, and I am called by his Holy Spirit to teach these things unto this people, that they may be brought to a knowledge of that which is just and true; 35 And a portion of that Spirit dwelleth in me, which giveth me knowledge, and also power according to my faith and desires which are in God. and gratitude 🙂. Although sometimes we may need to pray silently, we should make an extra effort at times to pray vocally (see Doctrine and Covenants 19:28; 20:51). I know without a shadow of doubt the sacrifice that Christ made for us, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon is true. During my adult life after going to the temple I had wondered about the true order of prayer and how it applied to me. Pondering…. And if so, do I need to bless it for use as an altar at each session? I hope the spirit bears witness. (Hey buddy,… you reading this?) No pap here. The Lord will bless you for your obedience to Him. I am somewhat aprehensive though. As we strive to make prayer a part of our lives, we should remember this counsel: Make our prayers meaningful. 20 To the law and to the testimony; and if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. People have been raised from the dead through Priesthood ministrations – God works through prayer and faith. No, I did not use the true order of prayer then. It would be great to have a couple praying like this, but if there is only a single person, I think heaven would still open up whether that individual was man, woman, or child. I have felt the Lord’s love many times before and one time in particular that was a “born of the spirit” experience for me while at Ricks College forty years ago. That phrase is troublesome every time I hear it – “perfectly aligned with the Brethren.” There’s just something wrong with that. There was no doubt that someone was there with me. She gave me copies of published and unpublished talks about the temple long before I was endowed. I’m looking forward to General Conference this weekend. I used to be troubled by dark dreams punctuated by visitors from the unseen world. I know some people have built altars for their homes. That you’ll send the call out It is not something that requires special ceremonial clothing, or ceremonial signs and tokens, or reserved ceremonial words. What is your suggestion on how I should pray. I thrive with her challenges to my over-enthusiastic embracing of Denver Snuffer’s teachings. Wow! They must wait to participate in these kinds of circles until they have received their own endowment. Heavenly Father, when Thy people shall not have the opportunity of entering this holy house to offer their supplications unto Thee, and they are oppressed and in trouble, surrounded by difficulties or assailed by temptation and shall turn their faces towards this Thy holy house and ask Thee for deliverance, for help, for Thy power to be extended in their behalf, we beseech Thee, to look down from Thy holy habitation in mercy and tender compassion upon them, and listen to their cries. Looking at the incident being referred to…. There is no quota of how many needs we wish to pray for in each prayer. Is it possible only one side is the altar? Our prayers for our own welfare and for the welfare of others will be in vain if we “turn away the needy, and the naked, and visit not the sick and afflicted, and impart of your substance, if ye have, to those who stand in need” (Alma 34:28). I don’t believe that only one side of the bed is an altar, rather part of the order is facing the source of greatest light – you even see this in the Temple ceromony in that saying the prayer faces the Celestial Room. Usually, and I hate to admit this because it smacks of vain repetitions, I report on my day’s work activities, my interactions with my wife and others, think if I have offended anyone and ask forgiveness. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not. Throughout each day, we can maintain a constant feeling of love for our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son. Instead, we should offer a simple, heartfelt prayer. He is over Public Affairs and is the perfect man for the job with his constant enthusiasm. if there wasn’t a lesson then I guess I would be making those mistakes…Hell can’t hold me and Hell certainly wouldn’t want me! You do not need permission from your bishop, stake president, general authorities or the prophet. If your observances have brought you “to have the privilege of receiving the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, to have the heavens opened unto them, to commune with the general assembly and church of the Firstborn, and to enjoy the communion and presence of God the Father, and Jesus the mediator of the new covenant,” then you have set an example worth emulating. I know this. Includes a crossword about prayer. Maybe, just maybe, the true order of prayer allows us to effectively organize the mortal / material, into a reorganized conduit for the eternal? Not to compare you to Denver Snuffer, but he mentions 40 years also. Frankly, I don’t think most members care. 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