Did you think to pray?

SCRIPTURE: “Cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks. Cry unto him in your houses, yea, over all your household, both morning, mid-day, and evening. Yea, cry unto him against the power of your enemies. Yea, cry unto him against the devil, who is an enemy to all righteousness. Cry unto him over the crops of your fields, that ye may prosper in them. Cry over the flocks of your fields, that they may increase. But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness. Yea, and when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for your welfare, and also for the welfare of those who are around you.” -Alma 34:20-27. [source]

GOSPEL TOPIC ESSAY: “Use language that shows love, respect, reverence, and closeness. The application of this principle will vary according to different languages. If we pray in English, for example, we should use the pronouns of the scriptures when we address God—Thee, Thou, Thy, and Thine, rather than the more common pronouns you, your, and yours.” -Prayer, Gospel Topics, lds.org. [source]

COMMENTARY: Do you communicate telepathically with an invisible creature from another world who helps to shield you from harm and has proven invaluable in locating small misplaced objects? Sounds like maybe deep down you understand that it’s not real, but it just feels so good to have someone on your side that you continue to tell yourself you believe. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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