“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go” (Hamlet, William Shakespeare).
I like this thought because I used to have a problem focusing while praying. Praying was never a problem for me, I have always been a praying sort. But I also never controlled my thoughts so while I was saying a prayer I’d be thinking of stories and other things that caught my fancy. Until I realized I needed to focus on what I was saying and who I was speaking to. It’s only common courtesy.
- What does it mean to pray in faith?
- If you are new to praying, what are the steps and language that should be used?
- Do you remember a time when a prayer was answered? How did it make you feel?
- How can you pray in faith if you aren’t sure you believe?
- Why is prayer a standard answer?
- How do we put action with our prayer pleas?
- What is something you could include in your prayer today?
- Praying is only part of the deal. We usually need to get off of our knees and go to work. How does our action play a part with prayer?
Prayers of Faith by President Henry B. Eyring