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Let us know if it is going to take longer. Personally, I would prefer to have a proper altar, I am just not too sure where I could place it in my home. I cried driving to work, the Holy Spirit strongly witnessing to me that I was a different man today than I was yesterday, I was stepping into a new live in faith and courage, and then feelings or peace came so strongly that in the LORD it will be Ok. For the last few years I’ve fasted on General Conference Sunday. We pray to our Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Ghost. I should have done so. That makes what goes on in the temple very important for us. Because so many people have asked for additional detail, I’ve included a response to one reader in the comments below. I told the Stake President I was not correlated…he kept my and my wife’s recommends until I return and tell him I am correlated and “perfectly aligned with the brethren.” My wife told me to find a new church. The Lord will continue to make requests of you, accompanied by those powerful and intense feelings of love measured in the amount that you need it in order to be sure. I have been deceived along my path, and I will be deceived…so be it! I found it deeply interesting that as I’ve spent time in worship, I’ve been prompted to hold my arms in certain arrangements, which has brought the temple signs to mind. If there is an order or ceremony to pray that will bring us closer to communing with God and our redeemer then I can’t think of anything more essential. His love is vast and his direction constant. Remember, it opens a portal to heaven. God bless. My friend made the comment that a husband and wife praying in unity will produce greater spiritual power than any other configuration… (to be short). So there, And you know, we’re on each other’s team Third, something has happened to my dreams since I dedicated my bed as an altar to the Lord. I am very familiar with the handbooks. I like your plan to fast on Sunday. @ log 11:34 am … thank you! I prayed this morning…literally giving my pain and heartache to the Savior Jesus Christ. We know who and we are making reverent steps to commune. I am doing so. If you do not bring for the rose that is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. 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. By that I mean stand up when you offer the signs to the Lord. I immediately felt something I have difficulty describing, but have felt before so I recognized it immediately. I sensed a door, or rather a portal opening, and the presence of a recorder. On Sunday, I culminated a forty-year search for understanding of The True Order of Prayer. Or when the children of Thy people, in years to come, shall be separated, through any cause, from this place, and their hearts shall turn in remembrance of Thy promises to this holy Temple, and they shall cry unto Thee from the depths of their affliction and sorrow to extend relief and deliverance to them, we humbly entreat Thee to Turn Thine ear in mercy to them; hearken to their cries, and grant unto them the blessings for which they ask. So… long story short, I haven’t been in years and haven’t been to the temple for years. It is up to us to discover what that “calling” is. Now I know. Consequently, I’ll add my last initial from here on out, so there is no confusion about who’s writing what. We will be able to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that He is ready to give if we will but ask in faith. All signs tokens and words are to represent and convey meaning to you. I usually experience an open heaven during worship, with or without that, so I hadn’t made a connection before. They may come in the circumstances of our lives or through the kind acts of those around us. I am beginning to learn how to feel his love and your example is heartening. I think I started it something like this: “O Lord, I call upon thee in the true order of prayer with a specific desire and request to ask of thee for my own welfare and salvation.” I then paused, expectantly, wondering. In order to do this, let’s go back to those original questions. You must respond to those requests and do as the Lord has revealed it to you. It also includes the signs of the priesthood. 31 And king Lamoni said: Is it above the earth? I am in the process of converting to become mormon. I pray daily and search the scriptures, and read blogs such as Weeping for Zion, Denvers, and your continously. 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. Jesus revealed that we pray to a wise Father who knows what things we have need of, before we ask Him. 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. Lynn, I am deeply touched by what you shared. Perhaps since your in IT you can get away with a “How To”. There is no doubt this works. You have been instructed sufficiently to converse with the Lord in the true order of prayer. The Lord has made it clear to me this is not pleasing, even if they are calling from India. This is sacred ground. (Luke 17:21). There is no doubt things have changed for me with this experience as I closed my fast on Sunday evening. I would suggest considering a couple questions. We can silently express gratitude to our Father and ask Him to strengthen us in our responsibilities. 11 I asked him. I have been studying meditative yoga for several months now. Why do I need to pray on my own when I already pray with my family. A house of order may not just be referring to an order of things (ie: housekeeping), but of priorities within the home and family unit. I am so pleased that you chose to talk about this. We soon become sanctified and gain confidence to be able to endure or enter his presence. What you say is the goal each of us should be striving to achieve through the grace of God. I do not blame her in the least. I’m only 26, so it almost feels like cheating just coming here and reading this much in a couple of days! even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God. 22 The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. I’m writing this for my journal as I share this with you. Where is heaven from which the Spirit of God came down. There is always work to do, including the work I owe my employer. We will be able to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that He is … I can be short with salespeople on the phone sometimes. Nick Literski says: ... who were fully ignorant of the history and insisted that this ritual had never been performed outside of LDS temples. or, lo there! Throughout each day, we can maintain a constant feeling of love for our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son. The spirit can communicate with no physical words or actions being muttered.”. Or maybe both. She is wise. Seek Heavenly Father’s guidance and strength in all we do. 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. We should pray to Him and no one else. Latter-day Commentary – Last Days – Signs of the Times, Mormon doctrine, culture and social commentary. It sounds like you’ve been studying and ruminating over many of these things for years (especially this particular post). I have received inspiration all my life, but this was powerful. In that experience I felt an overwhelming manifestation of the Savior’s love for me and a sure knowledge of his forgiveness. The above warning should be heeded as Lucifer desires to upend you if you do not have sufficent faith and knowledge about what you are doing. Which leads to me experiencing 90% + of my life is complete deception (because I can’t google it and find it in the Book of Mormon), which i’m open to … or I’ve had specific experiences (some of which i may not fully understand for years … and maybe there is just perpetual understanding?) We’ve not yet lost all our graces 2.4K likes. “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. He will speak to you in His own way and His own time. I’m really blown away…. Dancin’ around big eyes as well Shalom. To be sure of the message here… is the distinction being made that we need to be endowed, but women would not need a priesthood holder ‘present’ while calling upon God in the TOP? I am rejoicing because of the power with which it came to me this evening in prayer. Apparently there is some lessons there. She knows I had something special happen to me Sunday but doesn’t know what. The reader of this comment has a body of flesh and bones, even if the reader is sanctified (which means “made holy”), therefore the reader is not the Holy Ghost being referred to, even if the reader possesses a “ghost made holy”. You gotta think that God might be tired of the many repetitive/vain prayers offered every day/night in which we even put ourselves to sleep sometimes:). My ears perked up quite a bit when I read your post “Investigating Alternative Viewpoints.” Great followup in this post… thanks. We should “live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon [us]” (Alma 34:38). (I used to fully believe in the teaching that the Church would not be allowed to fall into a general apostasy again in these last days, but as I’ve become more familiar with the scriptures, I’ve found no such promise–though that doesn’t necessarily mean it WILL fall, either.) 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! I hope to read her my blog post to see how she responds. I pray that they will be inspired and provide the counsel and teachings that church members need, especially those things I need to hear. Tim, I have read many of your posts and the way in which your words flow changed with this one. I would love to be able to have these wonderful things you have shared in my home. 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. She made it sure. The goal is to complete it tomorrow and get it posted. To both Nathan and Log: Amen. The approach can be spiritually performed. Hi SFort. I know, because using Mel Fish techniques, I cast out evil spirits continually since preparatory arrangements have been made. Sweet Power of Prayer [LDS Devotional] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ^ | April 2003 | Elder Russell M. Nelson Posted on 06/03/2008 12:48:08 PM PDT by TheDon. In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ counseled: “Enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6). I have already sent him a link privately to your post. It’s all about each of us. Anyway, it hasn’t happened yet. Actually this helped to create a more complete visual than I had when contemplating a family prayer circle at the family alter. “The Holy Ghost did fall upon them and enter their hearts.”.. “the Holy Spirit of God did come down from heaven”. (Why else would we all be here on earth, together, for this mortal test? I used the second sign as I prayed. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. This is the “true order of prayer,…”(unquote), https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2003/04/sweet-power-of-prayer?lang=eng. LDS Quotes on & about Prayer presented in an easy-to-read format. It just came to me as I was writing it now. You are no longer in a state of believing, but a state of knowledge. LOL. I have sat in many Gospel Doctrine and High Priest Group Meetings where even long-time temple workers were hesitant to say anything of detail even when the lesson was specifically about the temple. Secret signs and passwords accompany this ordinance. If I am called in to explain myself or if they convene a counsel, I will be submissive and respectful. Singing hymns can be a prayer. Lorde is the name of the artist. He will respond. … and something has been lost in translation. Now I know. I’m looking forward to General Conference this weekend. Always best to go directly to the source. At the end, when the person says amen, the rest of the group says amen as well. Only pure knowledge that greatly enlarges the soul without hypocrisy or guile. Prayer and meditation while studying the scriptures are all we need to commune with our Father in Heaven through His Son, Jesus Christ. You can. Adam, thanks for your comment. I’m going on vacation in a couple of months and I want to discuss this with my friend in a more private setting. I’ve tried to share but only when she’s ready and the Lord prompts me. It’s a sacred experience to me. 2. However, I can wholeheartedly get behind what Mark said about spiritually rehearsing. They decided to seek those answers at home, in a prayer circle, using the 'true order of prayer,' as taught in LDS temples" (Johns, p. 32). We live in cities you’ll never see on screen 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! I cannot begin to describe the feeling of knowing with an absolute knowledge there is a portal or doorway open to the spirit world when I prayed after offering up the signs and then kneeling. After the fall, Adam needs to awake, arise and realize he is Michael.. We need to awake, arise and realize who we are! They often come through the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost (see “Revelation”). We should also unite in faith to plead for the blessings we need and to pray for others. Now, I sleep deep and untroubled, awaken refreshed and happy. “The Holy Ghost did fall upon them and enter their hearts.”.. “the Holy Spirit of God did come down from heaven”. 1. There is a very well written piece on the endowment, title and blog below, that i’d highly recommend reading. ). (1 Corinthians 6:19). I’m stunned! God bless you, Tim, along that path that will lead you Home. He meant nothing by it. We require as much to qualify us as did those who have gone before us; God is the same. It dismays me. I hate to say it, but unless she asks…well, enough said. Thank you for this blog Tim and again bringing it to my attention. We are all children of God. I haven’t tried that yet. So there During my adult life after going to the temple I had wondered about the true order of prayer and how it applied to me. I want to second Toni’s point. It didn’t last long but I am certain it came from realms that I yearn to know more intimately. I am in awe of God who gives liberally to any and all who seek truth. We should never give in to the idea that we are not worthy to pray. Elijah and 40 days in Horeb, the rain during the Flood and Noah lasting 40 days. I especially agree with Nathan’s counsel to be gentle with ourselves along the way. 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