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Saturday, July 23, 2011


With the advancement of modern technology and the invention of mass communication throughout the entire world, we have been able to get information spread out to more people than ever before.  When looked upon even a century ago, what we are able to experience is a modern day miracle!  Even though we have mass networking groups online and are able to instantly send messages across the globe, at times there seems to be a lack of communication with our friends, associates, and especially the Divine.

Communication is more than just talking or words.  What is this young man communicating to his date?  We communicate with others using words, emotions, body language, attitudes, actions, tone of voice, so on and so forth.  Anthony Robbins once said:

"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determine the quality of our lives."
Just as communication helps others understand our needs and desires, it is vital for us to communicate these needs, desires, and an expression of gratitude to our Father in Heaven. 

We can do this through prayer.

The Apostle Paul taught that we need to do everything "by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Phillipians 4:6)"  The great Book of Mormon missionary Amulek taught that we need to pray over our flocks and fields, against temptation, for mercy, in our houses, in secret, and ultimately to "let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually... (Alma 34:17-27)"

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle has taught us that:

"Prayer is a supernal gift of our Father in Heaven to every soul. Think of it: the absolute Supreme Being, the most all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful personage, encourages you and me, as insignificant as we are, to converse with Him as our Father."
Let us not only speak and listen to our Father, but also communicate to Him our love by acting as He would; by being loving, grateful, kind, full of charity, and respectful towards all of God's children.

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