Abide With Me – Finding Peace Through Prayer

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[MUSIC – “ABIDE WITH ME”] (SINGING) Abide with me! fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens. Lord, with me abide! (SPEAKING) No, this is not
what I told you to get me. We are live. There’s nothing I can use. I’ve got to put this up in 15
minutes, and I’ve got nothing. You can’t do anything
about it now. You were supposed to
take care of this. Take care of it now. OK, well, there’s also been
a bombing at a university. (SINGING) When other
helpers fail and comforts flee, help of the helpless,
oh, abide with me! Thru cloud and sunshine,
Lord, abide with me! Lord, with me abide!

 

84 Responses

  1. David Lemon

    January 7, 2014 9:44 pm

    We sure need this… Knowing God is with us all, is comforting. Sure you go through all kind of trials.. but at the end of the day, a prayer of thanks for your life, for the opportunity to be here.. no matter how bad, the gift to us all, is Salvation, and Eternal Life.

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  2. Lifey

    January 8, 2014 12:33 am

    There's always hope.  Never give up hope!  Any hardships you experience now will eventually pass- whether in this life or the next, if you remain faithful to the Lord.

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  3. twowitnessesoftheson

    January 8, 2014 1:16 am

    Jesus never said abide "with me" and nor did He ever say that He would carry us to the cross nor did He say go to the foot of the cross. Jesus was plain and to the point! He said abide IN ME! He said pick up your cross and FOLLOW ME. Those who follow religion are not following Him for He came to do away with religion not establish one especially one that teaches false doctrines not founded in Scripture. 

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  4. Sandy C

    January 8, 2014 6:19 am

    The video is so comforting showing us the peace of the Lord, especially as things are becoming more and more alarming everyday. Thank you.

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  5. journey624

    January 8, 2014 11:29 pm

    Another 'instant classic' Message.  VERY VERY well done!!!!!  Nothing distracts from the spirit.   The message is clear and wonderful.   The look, acting, music, and singing all are so good.   Thank you Mormon Messages for putting out such high quality productions such as this.   It makes a difference in my life.

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  6. Allison hall

    January 9, 2014 6:25 am

    We all can say things we don't mean, so it is important to step back like the lady in this movie did and have a word of prayer and too ask for help. Saying sorry and asking for forgiveness is important too. 

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  7. kittywaymo

    January 9, 2014 4:49 pm

    Absolutely beautifully done! I'm a retired News director, and I used to work for CNN headline news radio. this rings very true to me! Although I hope I didn't treat any interns that meanly LOL it makes you stop and think, we all live in a separate reality. Sometimes we're assuming things about other people without knowing full story. At first it just seem like this intern was a slacker. Then reality he was grappling with the fact that it could've been his friends that were killed his university. I remember starting at CNN during the Gulf War and how stressful that was! But I love about LDS church productions and I'm in LDS convert from Jewish background. Is that they are very professionally done, and extremely relatable. Thank you again!!

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  8. Sheila Hunter

    January 9, 2014 4:55 pm

    Beautifully done i'm a retired news director from CNN headline news, this rings very true! Although I hope I didn't treat any interns this badly

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  9. cookma72

    January 9, 2014 11:54 pm

    I've been going though some extreme anxiety lately like in the past couple of weeks.  My job cut back my hours drastically and money is very tight.  I've been worrying about becoming homeless.  Not only have I been worrying about myself…but everyone around me.  My mind has been on an amazing race.  Insomnia and no eating hardly.  Point is…I can so relate to this video so much!!!  I am that lady per say.

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  10. miken

    January 10, 2014 5:07 am

    A beautiful message. I have a coworker who could use a smile and a word of encouragement. I will try to do that. I pray frequently and ask the Lord to abide with me. He has always been there for me and my family and he always will. The you for the inspiring video.

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  11. Becca McCulloch

    January 11, 2014 6:18 am

    Funny. I found this right after I had stumbled on some very disturbing news that left me really troubled. So grateful for the peace it brought.

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  12. Mark M

    January 12, 2014 2:42 pm

     My initial thought was what an impatient supervisor this guy had; without thinking she might have been dealing with some of her own issues. Then it occurred to me that she, after seeing her coworker was a former student of the college that was attacked in the video just made that same realization that I made about her character…then as has often times happens to me when I've lashed out, she felt chastened and sorry for being so insensitive. Brings to mind a scripture a close friend of mine told me about: D&C98: 40 "…and as oft as thine enemy repenteth of the trespass wherewith he has trespassed against thee, thou shalt forgive him, until seventy times seven." I'd like to think the man in the video forgave her for her insensitivity. 

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  13. Richard G. Padilla

    January 13, 2014 5:25 am

    Any Color can remind you of The Atonement of Jesus Christ, because Jesus Christ Atoned for the whole earth, and the earth is more than one color.

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  14. Brent Seedall

    January 17, 2014 2:45 am

    Yes, very powerful and I feel the spirit everytime I watch this. Forgiving, forgetting and moving on is what we all need to live.

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  15. Debbie Stahmann

    January 18, 2014 6:20 am

    Very touching! I am so thankful we can always find peace when we pray to our Heavenly Father. We are never alone.

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  16. Raymond L Brown

    January 19, 2014 7:59 am

    When we submit our will and come to God with a contrite spirit, we can ask for forgiveness and know that it has been received. How beautiful is the atonement of Jesus Christ. 

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  17. Kenneth Becker

    January 31, 2014 1:58 am

    OK last post for the evening-promise!  Prayer can make the darkest times will face, full of light and hope!  What a reassuring think to think on?

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  18. Bernice Prigmore

    February 15, 2014 2:53 pm

    I love this talk. It gives such clarity to a parable that always left me with some questions. People are the jewels of this life, and loving and forgiving each other is the glue which will take us back to our Father in Heaven, together.

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  19. B Peabody

    February 15, 2014 8:30 pm

    It is a wonderful thing to be a member of the Lord's church I look forward to every Sunday, to learn more and grow in faith. Scripture study is at top of the list each day.

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  20. Marquinhos

    February 16, 2014 6:16 pm

    I remember in my mission, my companion and i tried everything we could do to help a brother come back to church. we read, we prayed, we fasted, we taught everything, we became his friend, until one day we felt we needed to sing to him "how great thou art". He came back to church that following sunday. Music especially hymns have a power we can't imagine, they impact directly into the human soul. 

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  21. Frankincensed

    February 17, 2014 3:47 am

    A saint shrinks not from troubling and challenging times. These are the Lord's lessons unfolded in out path to teach eternal principles. Most see them as disruptive of life, but they are life, the most instructive and important moments of eternal significance here in this temporal laboratory, this university of life. 

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  22. c2ash

    February 23, 2014 10:45 am

    This says to me that we spend too much time "praying" because the world is out of control………….what are we to do?

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  23. Trim mm

    March 1, 2014 7:06 am

    All I see is crappy things happening. I love you all but I just want to make it clear that some people don't need the belief in god to want to help our fellow humans. Belief in positive thing is positive belief.

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  24. Jan McDougall

    March 6, 2014 5:57 am

    very touching.  I think far to many of us do not stop and take the time to know everything about the people they work with and expect everyone to react the same… our father has us here to fulfill a destiny…. share his love… share your life….
    coworkers or now we all need love

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  25. Joe Stephens

    March 21, 2014 9:50 pm

    Search for "Hayley Westenra" and "Abide with me" to hear another lovely version of this hymn.

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  26. Sarah Anderson

    April 5, 2014 11:52 pm

    What a comforting message. The music is beautiful, and I want to play it often to keep the message in my heart and mind. Does anyone know who is singing this version of 'Abide with Me' and where I can buy/download/listen to the full version? Please.

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  27. Reverine Sambo

    April 15, 2014 8:15 am

    What a special privilege to know that Our Heavenly Father and son Jesus lives and that they stand behind us uttering still small voices that "Worry Little" we are behind you.  I firmly believe that as we abide with them, they will continually abide with us and make us stand steadfast and live with them someday.

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  28. vanderley3

    June 11, 2014 1:32 am

    I really appreciate these videos and the spiritual boost it gives me unexpectedly. Brings me back to my true roots, thank you.

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  29. Emily Burton

    July 13, 2014 3:22 am

    "Oh Savior, stay this night with me. Behold, tis even tide." (Hymn # 165) During the turmoil of depression and anxiety I retired to bed one night. I sang this song through my tears. I know the Savior knew what I was feeling and going through. He knows what you're going through too. In our darkest moments, we can cry unto a Savior and He will surround us in His loving arms and we are never alone. Never forget that you can pray. Prayer keeps me going. God hears and answers prayers. He knows you individually and cares about what you are going through. He never leaves, He is always there.Seek Him as you search out your heart and as you see what He desires of you. He desires that you come unto Him and learn of Him. The Savior said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." He loves YOU! He wants you to be happy. He can show you how. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches me of God and brings me closer to Christ. Check out this church, it is wonderful! 🙂 I know it is true. I am so happy! I know the Savior lives. This is my testimony, In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

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  30. Amanda

    February 2, 2016 3:34 pm

    The best part about this video is: the woman could have argued that she had every right to be upset and angry. She could've felt justified in never apologizing or asking forgiveness. But she didn't. She swallowed her pride and admitted to herself that she wanted to be better and kinder than she had been. She wanted to change from a good person to a better person.
    That's what the teachings of Christ do to us. Change bad to good and good to better.

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  31. CougarFan 1875

    March 29, 2016 1:39 am

    In a world full of anger and violence, I am thankful that I am able to go to God in prayer when I need His strength which is all the time. There is so much good in the world but it is not shown.

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  32. Rme Man

    July 6, 2019 7:33 am

    Boy that hits home. It's when I'm not close to the spirit that I see all the injustices and i want to set things straight. As soon as I start praying I feel compassion and sadness for those who don't have the gospel.

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  33. Good_ SAMARITAN

    August 7, 2019 1:35 am

    I am not a mormon. But I really need to admitt that this is awesome……
    Praise the LORD

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