Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


prayer

  • "The object of our prayers should not be to present a wish list or a series of requests but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is eager to bestow, according to His will and timing. Every sincere prayer is heard and answered by our Heavenly Father, but the answers we receive may not be what we expect or come to us when we want or in the way we anticipate."

    —David A. Bednar, "Ask in Faith"
    Topics: Prayer

  • "He will always hear your prayers and will invariably answer them. However, His answers will seldom come while you are on your knees praying, even when you may plead for an immediate response. Rather, He will prompt you in quiet moments when the Spirit can most effectively touch your mind and heart."

    —Richard G. Scott, "Questions and Answers", New Era, July 2010
    Topics: Prayer

  • "The object of our prayers should not be to present a wish list or a series of requests but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is eager to bestow, according to His will and timing. Every sincere prayer is heard and answered by our Heavenly Father, but the answers we receive may not be what we expect or come to us when we want or in the way we anticipate."

    —David A. Bednar, "Ask in Faith"
    Topics: Prayer

  • "We should pray in accord with the will of our Heavenly Father. He wants to test us, to strengthen us, and to help us achieve our full potential."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Sweet Power of Prayer"
    Topics: Prayer

  • "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. . . . Prayer is a gift from God. We need never feel lost or alone."

    —Carol F. McConkie, "The Soul's Sincere Desire", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Prayer, Gratitude

  • "Because He respects your agency, Father in Heaven will never force you to pray to Him. But as you exercise that agency and include Him in every aspect of your daily life, your heart will begin to fill with peace, buoyant peace. That peace will focus an eternal light on your struggles. It will help you to manage those challenges from an eternal perspective."

    —Richard G. Scott, "Make the Exercise of Your Faith Your First Priority"
    Topics: Eternal perspective, Prayer, Peace

  • "As important as it is to leave home every day with a full charge on your cell phone, it is far more important to be fully charged spiritually. Every time you plug in your phone, use it as a reminder to ask yourself if you have plugged in to the most important source of spiritual power—prayer."

    —Randall L. Ridd, "The Choice Generation"
    Topics: Prayer

  • "With all the strength of my soul I testify that our Heavenly Father loves each one of us. He hears the prayers of humble hearts; He hears our cries for help ... His Son, our Savior and Redeemer, speaks to each of us today: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.”"

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Mrs. Patton--the Story Continues"
    Topics: Prayer

  • "Your answer will come…It may not come as quickly or in the format you desire but the answer will come. Do not give up!"

    —James B. Martino, "Turn to Him and Answers Will Come"
    Topics: Prayer

  • "We pray continuously for guidance, but we shouldn’t expect continuous revelation. We expect continuing revelation, which is the continuing assurance of revelation whenever we seek guidance and our circumstances are such that a wise and loving Lord chooses to give it to us."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "In His Own Time, in His Own Way"
    Topics: Revelation, Prayer