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I have come to realize that when communicating to Heavenly Father it’s more about the intentions we have rather than the length of time speaking.

I believe Heavenly Father is so grateful when we communicate to Him. I believe it’s also very important to communicate to Him.

When we communicate our gratitude, our wants, desires, to repent of something, seek understanding, ask for directions, sharing our thoughts, and much more, we are growing a stronger relationship with our Father in Heaven. 

Reciting The Same Prayer

At times we turn to prayer as leaving a message or reciting the same thoughts and feelings over and over. Oftentimes, we do pray about the same things without recognizing it. That’s fine, but trying to do it with the recognition.

When we aren’t praying with real intent and seeking for His guidance and the comfort of the Holy Ghost, I think we are missing out on so many blessings!

I do this sometimes. I will recite a prayer the same way before a meal, before we leave the house, and sometimes when I am tired because I’m not fully focused on who I am praying to. 

As I was sitting down this evening, I wanted to pray about receiving some comfort in some education I want to move forward in. 

I felt rushed because my kids were being loud and I had a lot of other thoughts or tasks I wanted to take care of. 

As I started my prayer, I took a deep breath. As I exhaled I could feel the spirit of the Lord impress upon my thoughts to express my desires. Express the main desire and focus on that. 

What I took from that impression was to pray with real intent and to seek the light and truth I am needing. I also took, truly focusing on what I can during that prayer, right then.

My prayer doesn’t need to be 30 minutes long to receive answers or to gain light and truth. 

As long as we are speaking from the heart with our thoughts and hearts focused on the Lord, we can have any prayer lasting 30 seconds to 30 minutes, or what have you. 

It was very comforting to receive this impression because I know I can be hard on myself. I will think that if I don’t express all the thoughts of my day and the whys and hows to why I am sharing this with my Heavenly Father, I am not doing enough. 

Heavenly Father knows the intentions of my heart and my thoughts. He knows when I am giving my best and the areas I can work on.

Heavenly Father JUST loves to Hear From You!

He loves to hear from us. He also loves to hear from us when we are seeking His light, truth, and guidance by focusing on Him. When we desire that focus we can receive answers or even warmth in our hearts. 

I love praying to my Father in Heaven. I love sharing every aspect that I can. I also want to do it when I can focus on why I am doing it and what I am saying to receive spiritual insight.

The insight I received this evening was to give my heart and intentions to Him even if the prayer doesn’t last for a long time. 

Just giving that moment and my desire to learn from Him or comfort from Him was exactly what I needed. 

Not everything is about the length or the making sure we get our prayer checked off for the day. 

It’s the connection we can have by seeking the light and truth from the Holy Ghost, Jesus Christ, and our Heavenly Father. 

Alma 37:36-37

36 Yea, and acry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy bdoings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy cthoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.

37 aCounsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for bgood; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the cmorning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.

He just wants to Hear from you. Give your heart to Him and He will give you everything else! 🙂

About Author

My name is Brianna Marshall. I was born in Dayton, Ohio into a Air Force family. We moved to Colorado Springs, CO when I was 5 years old and lived there till I moved off to College to Orem, Utah in 2007. I was raised into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm still actively practicing the same faith today. I graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors in Communications. I was married to my husband Dom in 2010 in the San Diego Temple. Dom and I have two children, one a boy, named Ronen, and a girl, named Ryen. I have been in and out of teaching physical fitness for over 10 years. I love to run and weight lift most days of the week. I also love to do yoga at night to calm me down before bed. I have always had a love for baked goods. My mom made a great dessert every Sunday and made them upon request growing up. I have always been really well at expressing my thoughts and feelings. I love to express a lot of my spiritual feelings with friends and family. As a young girl, I worked really hard to have a great relationship with my Father in Heaven. I have felt His presence from the time I was 8 and currently still feel his love and desire for me to become closer to Him. I desire to be a missionary as well as help others understand His love for all of His children. I find that being friendly, understanding and being compassionate to everyone is the best example of His son, Jesus Christ. I strive to follow His teachings. I also stumble with all of it. I'm so grateful for the atonement and repentance when I'm in need of change of heart and a compassionate spirit. I find life to be so beautiful and I'm grateful everyday for the experiences I have. I am a wife, mother, daughter of God, writer, runner, baker, and an imperfect being striving to be the best me.

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