I think this is an under appreciated prayer.

“May the gates of hell be shut continually before me, because that my heart is broken and my spirit is contrite! O Lord, wilt thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me, that I may walk in the path of the low valley, that I may be strict in the plain road!” (2 Nephi 4:32)

A broken heart and contrite spirit protects us. It’s not the high road, but the humble one; it’s not the road of choosing anything, it’s observing covenants exactly in very mundane matters.

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