Posts Tagged ‘ prayer ’

Mitt: the Documentary

January 27, 2014
Mitt:  the Documentary

This week is the Sundance Film Festival, and one of headlining movies was Mitt:  The documentary (it’s now available on Netflix.)   Don’t forget to participate in the LDS Film Festival coming up Feb 5-8.)  I’m curious if any of you have seen it? I didn’t realize that the movie covered both of his campaigns […]

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Posted in Mormon, Politics | 6 Comments »

Bible Dictionary: Prayer

December 5, 2013
Bible Dictionary:  Prayer

There are some interesting differences between ancient prayer and modern prayer according to the LDS Bible Dictionary. The attitude of prayer ordinarily was standing.  (1 Sam. 1:26; Neh. 9:2, 4; Matt. 6:5; Luke 18:11, 13); also kneeling (1 Kgs. 8:54; Ezra 9:5; Dan 6:10); or prostrate (josh. 7:6; Neh. 8:6).  The hands were spread forth […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Doctrine | 4 Comments »

Modernizing the Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee

September 16, 2013
Modernizing the Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee

I’ve been reviewing The Challenge of Honesty which was released Sept 1.  (You might want to check out my first post, or second post on the book.)  Frances Lee Menlove relates the following. Today I am going to tell you a story.  This is a Jesus story, the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, which […]

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Posted in Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Jesus, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, New Testament Sunday School Lessons, Reviews | 13 Comments »

Prayer at the Rameumptom, LDS Edition

September 8, 2013
Prayer at the Rameumptom, LDS Edition

What exactly is so objectionable about the prayer of the Zoramites on the Rameumptom? When we discussed it in church a few weeks ago, most members agreed that it was pride: the Zoramites see themselves as chosen and saved, while everyone else is damned because they were not chosen. But is there more to it […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Doctrine, Faith, Freedom, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Sunday School | 12 Comments »

Will Women Pray in Conference?!

April 6, 2013
Will Women Pray in Conference?!

Peggy Fletcher Stack of the Salt Lake Tribune said “that LDS women are scheduled, as of now [Mar 18, 2013], to offer invocations or benedictions at next month’s General Conference”.  Which session will it be?  Will it be an invocation, or benediction.  My bet is a benediction for the last session, so there won’t be […]

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Posted in General Conference, Mormon, Mormon Culture | 13 Comments »

Seeking Truth

February 14, 2013
Seeking Truth

Today’s post is by new perma and longtime commenter, Hedgehog.  On 10 January, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf addressed young single adults at the firstCES devotional of the year.  The title of his address is ‘What is truth?’.  This has also been addressed by David Taymon who was rather quick off the mark. Truth, as a topic, […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Doctrine, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 43 Comments »

Names on the Prayer Roll

January 31, 2013
Names on the Prayer Roll

Mormons have the opportunity to submit names for special prayers in the temple.  The names are placed on the altars of the temple, and God is asked to bless those whose names lie on the altars of the temple.  I believe they are there for about 2 weeks before they are removed.

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Let the Women Pray: Weekend Poll

January 19, 2013
Let the Women Pray: Weekend Poll

All Enlisted is at it again!  The latest movement is to petition church leadership to have females give prayers in General Conference.  After the pantstastic success of the Wear Pants to Church Sunday, they are motivated to tackle this next.  The church’s official response? “Decisions on speakers and prayers at General Conference were made several […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Doctrine, Faith, General Conference, Uncategorized | 21 Comments »

The True Order of Prayer

November 15, 2012
The True Order of Prayer

I’ve recently had occasion to attend the temple more often, and I have some questions.  In the temple, we have the opportunity to participate in the true order of prayer.  What exactly does that mean? Dictionary.com has 37 definitions that might fit.  I picked these 9.  How do you think they apply? What do you […]

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Posted in Mormon | 13 Comments »

Discerning Between Our Own and God’s Desire

October 7, 2012
Discerning Between Our Own and God’s Desire

This is a guest post from Grace for Grace. I used to read the blog Musings on Mormonism (it hasn’t had a new post in over a year.)  It is a blog from a former LDS member who is juggling family and spirituality and posts blogs that for the most part appear to be sincere. […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

Receiving Revelation during General Conference

September 30, 2012
Receiving Revelation during General Conference

This is a guest post from Grace for Grace. I graduated from BYU in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree and registered for a Masters degree program that offered evening classes that fall.  At the time, I was working part time as a business development consultant for a large company in Provo, Utah.  I […]

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Lessons Learned Living as a Homeless Man

September 23, 2012
Lessons Learned Living as a Homeless Man

This is a guest post from Grace for Grace.  He runs a blog by the same name. It was about 5:45 p.m. one Friday evening as I drove my car a few blocks away from the food bank and parked it ambiguously.  I hadn’t showered for two days and had about 5 days of facial hair growth […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments »

Which frequency are you on?

June 24, 2012
Creation of Adam, God Blurred

Today’s guest post is from An Imperfect Saint. I am 36 years old. I was born “under the covenant” and was active in the church from the time I was small. I have had a few times where I was functionally inactive, but the longest time was about six months. I was molested as a […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments »

Is leaving the church giving up?

October 20, 2010
Is leaving the church giving up?

I don’t know why some people don’t get answers to their prayers. The scriptures suggest that people should receive answers to prayer. I don’t know why some have not. Blaming them is not helpful. I know people who have literally shed tears over the course of many years of praying for answers to things such […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 71 Comments »

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