Father, I Thank Thee – 3 Nephi 19:20-21

20 Father, I thank thee that thou hast given the Holy Ghost unto these whom I have chosen; and it is because of their belief in me that I have chosen them out of the world.
21 Father, I pray thee that thou wilt give the Holy Ghost unto all them that shall believe in their words.
22 Father, thou hast given them the Holy Ghost because they believe in me; and thou seest that they believe in me because thou hearest them, and they pray unto me; and they pray unto me because I am with them.
23 And now Father, I pray unto thee for them, and also for all those who shall believe on their words, that they may believe in me, that I may be in them as thou, Father, art in me, that we may be one.

Jesus worshipped His Father. When He visited the ancient inhabitants of America after His death and resurrection, He had them all kneel down. While they prayed, He offered the prayer quoted above. A couple of observations about this prayer:

  • He thanked His Father for blessing the people who were present and then asked for blessings for others who were not present.
  • He acknowledged the belief of the people who were there, and prayed that the people who were not there would also choose to believe.
  • He prayed that the people might be unified with Him just as He is unified with His Father. 
Today, I will follow the Savior’s example of worship. I will thank my Heavenly Father for the blessings I and others have received, and will ask for additional blessings as needed. I will acknowledge the positive actions of the people around me and pray for myself and others to make good decisions in the future. Above all, I will seek for unity with God, and I will strive to align my will with His.
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