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The Soul’s Sincere Desire

The Soul’s Sincere Desire
Prayer is essential to developing faith. A prayer of faith opens the way to receive glorious heaven-sent blessings. 

Miraculous healing, powerful protection, divine knowledge, liberating forgiveness, and precious peace are among the answers that come when we offer up our soul’s sincere desire in faith.

We pray to our Father in the name of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Ghost, thus engaging all three members of the Godhead in our utterances.

We pray to our Heavenly Father and Him only because He is “God in heaven, who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting … , the framer of heaven and earth, and all things which are in them” [D&C 20:17].

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ because our salvation is in Christ. … He is our Advocate with the Father, and He does plead our cause. … Sincere prayers offered in the holy name of Jesus Christ are an expression of our devoted love, our eternal gratitude, and our steadfast desire to pray as He prayed, to do as He did, and to become as He is.

We pray by the power of the Holy Ghost because “he that asketh in the Spirit asketh according to the will of God” [D&C 46:30]. When we pray with faith, the Holy Ghost can guide our thoughts so that our words harmonize with the will of God.


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