“I Will Praise Thee” – 2 Nephi 4:30

In the middle of Nephi's psalm, after lamenting his susceptibility to temptation and after commanding himself to do better, Nephi begins to talk directly to God. To me, this is the turning point in the psalm—the moment when he acknowledges that he can't do this on his own, that he needs help. Notice how his... Continue Reading →

“Fasting and Praying” – Omni 1:26

I've been thinking about fasting today, partly because President Nelson has invited us to participate in a worldwide fast this weekend and to pray for "relief from the physical, emotional, and economic effects" of COVID-19. I was drawn to the following plea from Amaleki, the last writer in the small plates of Nephi: Come unto... Continue Reading →

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