Prayer

“The prayer Heavenly Father seems eager to answer is our plea to be led to someone who needs our help… You can pray and ask the Lord for an errand. As you do, He can use your ordinary skills to accomplish His extraordinary work.” (Michelle Craig, Young Women General Presidency, “Spiritual Capacity,” General Conference, October 2019)

“As we make a habit of approaching Heavenly Father in prayer, we will come to know the Savior. We will come to trust Him. Our desires will become more like His. We will be able to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that Heavenly Father is ready to give if we will but ask in faith.” (Bonnie H. Cordon, Primary General Presidency, “Trust in the Lord and Lean Not,” General Conference, April 2017)

“Creating consistent habits of prayer, scripture study, family home evening, and Sabbath worship leads to wholeness, internal consistency, and strong moral values–in other words, spiritual integrity.” (Joy D. Jones, Primary General President, “A Sin-Resistant Generation,” General Conference, April 2017)

“Prayer is essential to developing faith.” (Carol F. McConkie, Young Women General Presidency, “The Soul’s Sincere Desire,” General Conference, October 2016)

“A prayer of faith opens the way to receive glorious heaven-sent blessings.” (Carol F. McConkie, Young Women General Presidency, “The Soul’s Sincere Desire,” General Conference, October 2016)

“Sincere prayers offered in the holy name of Jesus Christ are an expression of our devoted love, our eternal gratitude, and our steadfast desire to pray as He prayed, to do as He did, and to become as He is.” (Carol F. McConkie, Young Women General Presidency, “The Soul’s Sincere Desire,” General Conference, October 2016)

“When we pray with faith, the Holy Ghost can guide our thoughts so that our words harmonize with the will of God.” (Carol F. McConkie, Young Women General Presidency, “The Soul’s Sincere Desire,” General Conference, October 2016)

“In times of trouble, our prayers become a lifeline of love and tender mercy.” (Carol F. McConkie, Young Women General Presidency, “The Soul’s Sincere Desire,” General Conference, October 2016)

“Sincere desires offered in a spirit of gratitude for abundant blessings and gratitude for the lessons of life instill in our hearts steadfast faith in Christ, a ‘brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men.'” (Carol F. McConkie, Young Women General Presidency, “The Soul’s Sincere Desire,” General Conference, October 2016)

“To all the Primary girls I say, ‘Please keep reminding your parents to pray!’” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Sharing Your Light,” General Conference, October 2014)

“Heavenly Father loves us and knows our unique circumstances and abilities. Although we seek His help daily through prayer, it is usually through another person that He meets our needs.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Essence of Discipleship,” General Conference, April 2011)

“Prayer is the act of communicating with Heavenly Father. When we pray, we acknowledge our faith in Him and His power to bless us.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Steadfast and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Heavenly Father loves you, and you can pray to Him anytime, anywhere.” (Coleen K. Menlove, Recently Released Primary General President, “All Thy Children Shall Be Taught,” General Conference, April 2005)

“God knows the needs of His children, and He often works through us, prompting us to help one another. When we act on such promptings, we tread on holy ground, for we are allowed the opportunity to serve as an agent of God in answering a prayer.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “What Greater Goodness Can We Know: Christlike Friends,” General Conference, April 2005)

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