Prayer

053: Expanding the Way We Pray, Part 2

In this second part of the discussion of prayer and expanding our repertoires of types of prayer practices, Latter-day Faith host Dan Wotherspoon along with JoDee Baird, Julie Keanaaina, and Marianne Pond first introduce the practice of “centering prayer” and discuss its various elements. The panel also discusses other wonderful stances that are especially helpful in spiritual lives, especially in …

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Relational Prayer: Falling in Love with God

Prayer can be difficult, especially when we pray transactionally and don’t get results. When we realize that God is here with us, suffering, and our friend, then prayer becomes relational, and we fall in love.

Reimagining Prayer

I’ve spent a lot of my life bouncing prayers off the ceiling. I’ve also had some good experiences with it—times when I felt uncannily heard, even if I wasn’t quite sure what I needed to say. As if sometimes the desires of my heart just managed to express themselves more effectively than I did. But …

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Praying Through Our God-Mind Within Us

How, do we pray? How does prayer work if we are praying to ourselves? How can prayer to a being within me result in a divine intervention on behalf of those for whom I pray? This article explores how we can deepen our intimate contact with God, praying through our God-mind within us.

The God-Mind Within Us

This past week, Dan Wotherspoon’s discussion with Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen on psychology and spirituality triggered something within me. I realized, as I listened to Lisa’s understanding of how our brains work, that there is something very divine within us. When I consider how “revelation” has occurred throughout history, it seems clear to me that each …

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