Knitting Our Hearts Together

From an October 2008 general conference address.


Henry B. Eyring
The Lord’s prophets have always called for unity.

I was invited to kneel at bedtime with a family when I was a guest in their home. The smallest child was asked to be voice. He prayed for every person in the family, by name. I opened my eyes for an instant to see the faces of the other children and the parents. I could tell that they were joining their faith and their hearts in that little boy’s prayer.

The miracle of unity is granted to us as we pray and work for it. Our hearts will be knit together in unity.

In Mosiah we read: “And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another” (Mosiah 18:21).

The children of God have more in common than they have differences. Speak well of each other. You might remember your mother saying—mine did—“If you can’t say anything good about a person, don’t say anything at all.” I can promise you a feeling of peace and joy when you speak generously of others.

I bear you my solemn witness that God the Father lives. He hears and answers our prayers. The Savior Jesus Christ lives and reaches out to us in mercy. This is His true Church. President Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet of God. If we are united in sustaining him with all our hearts, with willing obedience, we will move together in power to go wherever God would have us go and to become what He wants us to be.

Family Maze

The family in the maze wants to be united. Find the way for each family member to get to the same path. Then draw a picture of your own family in the house.

family maze(click to view larger)

Illustration by Avalone

Photo illustration by Matthew Reier