RS/MP Lesson 9: “Open Your Soul to the Lord in Prayer” (George Albert Smith Manual)

Pres. Smith says, after God saved him from his harrowing, near-death experience, “my heart was filled with gratitude and humility that the Lord had . . . spared my life” (p. 95). What strikes me most about this lesson is the link between prayer, gratitude, and humility.

On p. 99, we read:

Do not put away from you the power of God. Retain in your homes the influences of prayer and of thanksgiving, and let gratitude flow to him who is the author of our beings and the giver of all good.

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