On Bended Knee


From personal and family prayer to the formal prayers voiced at the blessing of the sacrament, prayerful communication with Heavenly Father is a way of life for Latter-day Saints. President Gordon B. Hinckley has said, “I know that you are a praying people. That is a wonderful thing in this day and time when the practice of prayer has slipped from many lives. To call upon the Lord for wisdom beyond our own, for strength to do what we ought to do, for comfort and consolation, and for the expression of gratitude is a significant and wonderful thing” (Ensign, Nov. 1995, p. 89). Pictured here are scenes of prayer from the Museum of Church History and Art painted by Latter-day Saint artists in Mexico, the United States, and England.

[illustration] Right: To Live the Gospel from Childhood Makes Us Better Members, by Jubal Aviles Saenz, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

[illustrations] Left: Evening Prayer in Samoa, by Jan G. Fisher, Lebanon, Oregon, United States. Below: Companionship Prayer, by Simon Dewey, Kent, England.