The first principle of the gospel is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Learn about faith from the scriptures and living prophets. Read Hebrews 11
; Alma 32:17–43
; Ether 12:6–22
; and Joseph Smith—History 1:11–20
. Read two general conference talks on faith. Exercise your own faith by establishing a habit of prayer in your life. Begin by regularly saying your morning and evening prayers. After three weeks of following this pattern, discuss with a parent or leader what you have learned about faith and how daily personal prayer has strengthened your faith. In your journal express your feelings about faith and prayer.
Create an object (prayer rock, wall hanging) that can be placed on or beside your bed to serve as a daily reminder to pray.
Use a chart to keep track of when you prayer.
Be aware of how long your prayers are. What you say is more important that how long it takes you, but think about how much time you spend speaking with your father.
If you're not comfortable praying aloud (especially if you don't have much privacy), it's okay, but there is power in a spoken prayer.
Read or sing through "Did You Think to Pray?" (Hymns, 140) and write in your journal what it teaches you about prayer.
Possible talks to read:
Face the Future with Faith (Russell M. Nelson)
The Sustaining Power of Faith in Times of Uncertainty and Testing (Richard G. Scott)
Faith--The Choice is Yours (Richard C. Edgley)
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Kevin W. Pearson)
Believe, Obey, and Endure (Thomas S. Monson)
Mountains to Climb (President Henry B. Eyring)
Trial of Your Faith (Neil L. Andersen)
Is Faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ Written in Our Hearts? (Linda K. Burton)
“Lord, I Believe” (Jeffrey R. Holland)
Look Ahead and Believe (Edward Dube)
Come, Join with Us (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf)
Put Your Trust in the Lord (Elder M. Russell Ballard)
Drawing Closer to God (Terence M. Vinson)
Let Your Faith Show (Russell M. Nelson)
“Fear Not; I Am with Thee” (Jean A. Stevens)
Live True to the Faith (William R. Walker)
Obedience through Our Faithfulness (L. Tom Perry)
If Ye Lack Wisdom (Marcos A. Aidukaitis)
If you have more ideas or a personal experience you want to share, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Labels: Experience, Faith, Faith Experience, General Conference, Prayer