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If you need a transfusion of spiritual strength, then just ask for it. We call that prayer. Prayer is powerful spiritual medicine. The instructions for its use are found in the scriptures.


One of our sacred hymns carries this message:


Ere you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray? …
When your soul was full of sorrow,
Balm of Gilead did you borrow
At the gates of day?
Oh, how praying rests the weary!
Prayer will change the night to day.
So, when life gets dark and dreary,
Don’t forget to pray
(“Did You Think to Pray?” Hymns, 1985, no. 140).


Some frustrations we must endure without really solving the problem. Some things that ought to be put in order are not put in order because we cannot control them. Things we cannot solve, we must survive.


If you resent someone for something he has done—or failed to do—forget it.


Too often the things we carry are petty, even stupid. If you are still upset after all these years because Aunt Clara didn’t come to your wedding reception, why don’t you grow up and forget it?


If you brood constantly over a loss or a past mistake, look ahead—settle it.


We call that forgiveness. Forgiveness is powerful spiritual medicine. To extend forgiveness, that soothing balm, to those who have offended you is to heal. And, more difficult yet, when the need is there, forgive yourself!


I repeat, “John, leave it alone. Mary, leave it alone.”


Purge and cleanse and soothe your soul and your heart and your mind and that of others.


A cloud will then be lifted, a beam cast from your eye. There will come that peace which surpasseth understanding.


The Lord said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).


“If ye love me, keep my commandments.


“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;


“Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.


“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:15–18).

Author: Elder Boyd K. Packer, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in obedience strength peace holyghost prayer atonement ask receive heal comforter abide balmofgilead forgiceness 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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