Through the Book of Mormon we have been provided with additional scripture and a second witness of our Savior Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is a guide and road map back to our Heavenly Home. It also gives us valuable information exposing who Satan is, his works, and how he tries to lead us off the path and misdirect our journey, in hopes we will not make it home.
Satan uses many tactic to lead all those he can through flattery, false churches, false teachings, pride, sin and denying the power of God. Today, many are blinded by the words of man verses the words of God. If we do not follow the road map given to us by our Heavenly Fathers Son, we will in fact find ourselves misdirected to an uncertain path.
One way we can stay on the path and truly be guided home is through prayer. Prayer is essential in not being deceived and staying on the path.
In 2 Nephi 32:8-9
“…For if we would hearken unto the spirit which teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray’ for the evil spirit teacheth him that he must not pray.”
“But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate they performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.”
When I have decisions or cross roads in my life, I counsel with the Lord. I may not get an immediate answer, but I always get answers. There are times when I have had a continual prayer in my heart the entire day. I don’t stop talking to my Heavenly Father. Prayer and a close relationship with our Heavenly Father are two things I have found to stay on the path back home.
What does “praying always” mean to you?
What causes us to fall victim to the spiritual dangers around us?