Watch and Pray Always (NEW 2/11/19)

NC 3 Nephi 8:7 

Verily, verily I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always, lest ye be tempted by the Devil and ye are led away captive by him. 

Denver Snuffer Blog, “3 Nephi 18:17-18,” 11/12/2010

To watch is to be observant…It is to become vigilant in separating the will of men from the will of God. It is to keep the Lord’s teachings in mind, and to measure any person’s teachings, actions and persuasions against the standard the Lord has explained.To “pray always” is to retain a personal connection with heaven. Particularly, to retain that connection through the Holy Ghost, and through Christ’s Spirit, you seek to always have with you. If this is a lively connection, you are able to avoid being “sifted.” If it lapses into darkness, you are vulnerable to being taken captive.