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July 11, 2020

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HeavenAugust 10, 2015

This is such an enlightening article. Thank you for your insight. I will be bookmarking this for future reference.

DeeBAugust 6, 2015

These examples are inspiring to read and any story that reminds of our relationship to God is worth pondering. In relation to the subject of wearying God till he blesses us, remember this must be done in faith with knowledge, a pure heart and with the Spirit. We learnt with the lost 116 pages that after enough pestering God will give us what we want, but it may not be to our advantage. Joseph in this case was led by pressure of man not from the Spirit's direction. Remember the familiar, tongue-in-cheek line-be careful what you pray for, you might get it.

Charlene R.August 5, 2015

The end of the article was cut off. Please correct it, it's a fantastic article and I would love to hear your final thought. : )

Liz G.August 4, 2015

I can't tell you how much I appreciate this. I find myself thinking about this often since I first read it last week. Thank you for all the time, effort and pondering that must have gone into this wonderful and thought provoking article.

Nestor D. Mores, Jr.August 3, 2015

"Jill askerlund August 2, 2015 “God is not a respecter of persons. We all have the same privilege. Come to God. Weary Him until He blesses you.” Where exactly is this comment from Joseph Smith Jr. Found as I have never read this before? Thank you" In an 1839 discourse in Commerce, Illinois, the Prophet Joseph Smith taught: “God is not a respecter of persons, we all have the same privilege. Come to God weary him until he blesses you &c we are entitled to the same blessings” ([recorded in Willard Richards Pocket Companion, 78–79] cited in The Words of Joseph Smith: The Contemporary Accounts of the Nauvoo Discourses of the Prophet Joseph, comp. Andrew F. Ehat and Lyndon W. Cook [1980], 15). (Source: https://www.lds.org/manual/book-of-mormon-student-manual/chapter-50-ether-1-5?lang=eng)

JessicaAugust 3, 2015

Jill Askerlund: I had the same question. I found this in the Book of Mormon Student Manual (2009), 361-68. I hope this helps! "In an 1839 discourse in Commerce, Illinois, the Prophet Joseph Smith taught: “God is not a respecter of persons, we all have the same privilege. Come to God weary him until he blesses you &c we are entitled to the same blessings” ([recorded in Willard Richards Pocket Companion, 78–79] cited in The Words of Joseph Smith: The Contemporary Accounts of the Nauvoo Discourses of the Prophet Joseph, comp. Andrew F. Ehat and Lyndon W. Cook [1980], 15)."

DrewAugust 3, 2015

Bless you for your studies and testimony. I truly felt uplifted and inspired reading this article. I can do better in my prayers.

Jill askerlundAugust 2, 2015

“God is not a respecter of persons. We all have the same privilege. Come to God. Weary Him until He blesses you.” Where exactly is this comment from Joseph Smith Jr. Found as I have never read this before? Thank you

MarieAugust 1, 2015

Thank you for outlining these truths regarding prayer. Prayer fixes things, especially our hearts, so that we understand the Lord's workings in our lives. Well written.

Trevor KenneyAugust 1, 2015

It is wonderful to read enlightened instruction that I feel the Spirit has been trying to give me for many years. I not only believe it because I have read it - I feel it and feel edified by it. Thank you for taking the time to share some of the fruits of many years study. And praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!

LauraJuly 31, 2015

Thank you for your marvelous article and insightfulness of prayer and the Prophet Joseph Smith. Very inspiring and edifying.

Fay KlinglerJuly 31, 2015

Thank you, Scot, for this article. It brought into focus for me times my prayers were answered, following some of those same patterns. Thank you for your testimony.

Haline MessickJuly 31, 2015

This article has answered many things I have prayed about and have already come to know through prayer!

BarbaraJuly 31, 2015

Thank you!

Mike MallowsJuly 31, 2015

This article has reminded me of how important and powerful these principles of prayer are, and yes, these principles really work.

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