Thursday, May 19, 2011

Enos 1: 1-6

I've been thinking about prayer lately, due to this post on Feminist Mormon Housewives, so today's scripture is of one of the most famous prayers in the Book of Mormon. I added "Goddess" and included Enos' mother when he mentions his father, though I suppose the lack of her mention could be that she wasn't in his life growing up. But for the sake of gender-inclusiveness, I added her.

1 Behold, it came to pass that I, Enos, knowing my parents that they were just people—for they taught me in their language, and also in the nurture and admonition of the Lord—and blessed be the name of my God and Goddess for it—

2 And I will tell you of the wrestle which I had before God and Goddess, before I received a remission of my sins.

3 Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my parents speak concerning eternal life, and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart.

4 And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Makers, and I cried unto them in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto them; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.

5 And there came voices unto me, saying: Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou shalt be blessed.

6 And I, Enos, knew that Goddess and God could not lie; wherefore, my guilt was swept away.

I'd like to do the rest of the prayer someday.

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