Counsel with the Lord is to discuss things with him. We tell him the desires and feelings of our hearts and then wait for an answer. We are often so busy that we pray and rush off before there is time for an answer. Sometimes answers do not come immediately or in the way we expect them to come. Sometimes an answer comes, but we don’t accept it because it isn’t the one we want to hear.
Doctrine and Covenants 101:7–8.
We should pray frequently. We should be alone with our Heavenly Father at least two or three times each day: ‘… morning, mid-day, and evening,’ as the scripture indicates. (Alma 34:21.) In addition, we are told to pray always. (2 Nephi 32:9; D&C 88:126.) This means that our hearts should be full, drawn out in prayer unto our Heavenly Father continually. (Alma 34:27.)