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Nephi Asked The Lord To Replace The War With A Famine

Prologue: Another in my daily scripture series. Today I have reached Ch. 11 of Helaman in "The Book of Mormon; Another Testament of Jesus Christ." After finishing that book, I hope to share "The Holy Bible" with you.
The synopsis of each chapter or section is rephrased from the original, usually prose, into my own words in verse, for your pleasure. Please compare to the original, which is FREE at www.mormon.org

Nephi prayed earnestly, seeking ways to get the people to repent.
His request was for a famine, replacing war, upon the land be sent.
When the famine came, there was suffering and many died,
because they would not repent and were filled with foolish pride.

As the famine waxed more sore, more and more fell to their knees.
They began to return to The Lord and intreat Him with their pleas.
Nephi then asked The Lord to send again the life-giving rains.
The mercies of heaven dripped again upon the mountains and plains.

Nephi and Lehi were blessed with many revelations from The Lord,
but the nation, as a whole, were vexed by the Gaddianton robber horde.
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Born 01 June 1940 at Roswell, New Mexico. Baptized 15 April 1972 in Spring Creek north of Cookeville, Tennessee, at Bend of the River. Ordained a high priest of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints on 04 July 1976 by the late Robert N. Brady.I believe that the standard works, or scriptures, of the church are written by prophets, by revelation and are holy and sacrd. I feel an obligation to share them all, one daily. The only contribution of mine is to turn the prose into poetry so it can be submitted as poetry. I do not claim credit for the basic ideas, but I accept blame for all my mistakes. Please respect the sources, and please be brutally honest, with details, to help the message bearer's improvement!Some may think that using the scriptures for inspiration means that originality is missing. In my poem archive you can also find non-scriptural works, on a variety of topics. Some have been selected, by editors, for publication in The United Kingdom and United States. more…

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