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Gramps,

Is it wrong for a woman to cast out Satan if her Priesthood holder husband is present but not understanding the need at the time?

What words should be used when casting out the angels of darkness? And how can one know it is needed or appropriate?

Often when our home becomes contentious or a family member is very much out of sorts I have found that simply asking that the angels of darkness and contention be removed from our home has made a very stark difference. But I do not want to offend the Lord by over use of this request, and I would never wish to step on my husband’s priesthood responsibilities. Thanks–

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Lyn from Idaho

 

Answer

 

Dear Lyn,

One cannot invoke the power of the priesthood if one does not hold the priesthood. However, the prayer of faith availeth much. A prayer, however, is a request, not a command. If we in righteousness plead with the Father for his blessings he will surely hear us. However, prayers are answered in his way, not necessarily our way. So, if we know that we are worthy, we will know that the Lord hears our prayers, and we will know that he will answer them according to his good will and pleasure for the benefit, blessing and happiness of the supplicant. Thus, we are in a position to accept whatever may come and move ahead with confidence. We have been told to

Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another (D&C 90:24).

Therefore, he giveth this promise unto you, with an immutable covenant that they shall be fulfilled; and all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good, and to my name’s glory, saith the Lord (D&C 98:3).

 

Gramps

 

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