Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let All Thy Thoughts Be Directed Unto the Lord

Continuing on with my exploration of Alma 37:36-37--

The line I explored yesterday was "Let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord."  This one was harder than I expected.  I frequently during the day direct some thoughts to Him in the form of little prayers, but I tried to do "all" thoughts yesterday, and it left me questioning exactly what that means.  I wondered if maybe, since He knows all my thoughts anyway, it is simply acknowledging that He is there.  Or maybe it's analyzing all my thoughts, running them by Him, making sure they are going the right direction.

One day, a long time ago I gave myself the challenge of praying all day.  I did this because of Enos, or Alma 32 where it says to pray continually--I don't remember which.  But I started the day with prayer and did not end it as I went about my life, just kept it open all day.  I wish I had been blogging then, because I don't remember exactly what happened, just that it was good.  Maybe all my thoughts to Him is keeping an 'open prayer' in my heart.

One thing that stood out to me immediately, though, as I dropped kids off to school, was that, as I was trying to direct my thoughts to Him, as I would walk by people, I had a greater desire to know them, and serve them, because He loves them.  

Well, that is all for now.  Today I am working on letting "the affections of my heart be placed upon" Him.  =)


  1. Beautiful, Christy. Thank you for sharing. I think you are exactly right about what this verse means. The thoughts in our heads are usually directed to ourselves. But, realizing that God is always with us, why not direct those thoughts to Him instead? I'm reminded also of D&C 6:36--"Look unto me in every thought."

    I hope you'll post about it further is you continue to experiment with constant prayer. =)


    Don Bradley

  2. Thanks for your thoughts and comments, Don!