It has nothing to do with current events.Put down the news and pick up the Bible. I don’t know if, “meditate” is the right word but put aside all the other distractions. Sometimes it helps to get back into the word, with a loved one.
What do you pray for?It has nothing to do with current events.
My family, on both sides, and I discuss the Bible every day.
I pray every day.
Praying just feels hollow now even though I still do pray.
"...when we truly are in awe of Jesus Christ and His gospel, we are happier, we have more enthusiasm for God’s work, and we recognize the Lord’s hand in all things. Additionally, our study of God’s words is more meaningful; our prayers, more intentional; our worship, more reverent; our service in God’s kingdom, more diligent. All these actions contribute to the Holy Spirit’s influence being more frequent in our lives. Thus, our testimony of the Savior and His gospel will be strengthened, we will keep Christ alive in us,(See Galatians 2:20) and we will live our lives “rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, … abounding therein with thanksgiving.”(See Colossians 2:6-8) When we live in this way, we become more spiritually resilient and protected against falling into the trap of spiritual apathy.
Such apathy is characterized by the gradual loss of our excitement to engage fully in the Lord’s gospel. It generally begins when we are feeling that we have already attained all the necessary knowledge and blessings for our happiness in this life. This complacency, so to speak, causes us to take the gospel gifts for granted, and from then on, we run the risk of neglecting both our regular immersion in the essentials of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the covenants we have made. Consequently, we gradually distance ourselves from the Lord, weakening our ability to “hear Him,”(See Matthew 17:5 and Luke 9:35) becoming indifferent and insensitive to the greatness of His work. Doubt regarding the truths we have already received may enter our mind and heart, making us vulnerable to the enemy’s temptations."(See 1 Peter 5:8)
-Elder Ulisses Soares