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Apr 12, 2020

Heavenly Father, are you really there?

 

The siblings discuss the act of praying, the mechanics of a Mormon prayer, and interpreting results as God's answer or the outcome of probability.

 

They also discuss their experiences with prayer as believers, confronting the call to pray as non-believers, the seemingly nonsensical act of praying at all when God already knows all that will happen from beginning to end, and the concept of foreordination.

 

Sister Lisa also describes all the recent positivity in her life, with no help from prayer or tithing blessings, and how unfair it would be to take away from one's own accomplishments due to their efforts by attributing them to divine intervention or allowance.

 

Eventually, they veer into a debate on the point of the 'plan of salvation' and after getting pretty fired up, they end with the positive results of meditation and compassion for others, and introduce a new segment where they share a passage of uplifting prose that is not traditional scripture.

 

'The power of our prayers depends on us' - LDS Gospel Topic Essay on Prayer - http://tiny.cc/ldsprayer

 

'It could have been worse' ... No, it was exactly as bad as it was ever going to be. - Brother Dan

 

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'Meditations' by Marcus Aurelius :

Free - http://tiny.cc/meditationsfree

Best printed version - http://tiny.cc/meditationsbook

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