quotes tagged with 'prayer', page 8

It is sometimes very hard to discern an answer to prayer for a matter for which we have very deep personal feelings or something which causes strong emotions to arise within us. That is why it is important to receive valid, inspired counsel when one finds himself or herself in such a circumstance.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954Saved by richardkmiller in inspiration counsel leaders prayer feelings answers 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...we will never be prompted by the Holy Ghost to do something we cannot do. It may require extraordinary effort and much time, patience, prayer, and obedience, but we can do it.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954Saved by richardkmiller in obedience patience effort holyghost prayer capacity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
However talented men may be in administrative matters; however eloquent they may be in expressing their views; however learned they may be in worldly things, they will be denied the sweet whisperings of the Spirit that might have been theirs unless they pay the price of studying, pondering, and praying about the scriptures.
Author: Bruce R. McConkie, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954Saved by richardkmiller in spirit learning effort prayer study pondering 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Yes, life can be fast-paced for parents and is becoming so for children. It would be easy to say there is not enough time to fit everything in. Looking back at a time that passed all too quickly, I can now see that each day was filled with precious little moments full of opportunity to help our children hear the “voice of gladness” in the gospel. Children are always learning from us. They are learning what is important by what we choose to do as well as what we choose not to do. Casual, infrequent family prayers, scripture study, and family home evenings will not be enough to fortify our children. Where will children learn the gospel and standards such as chastity, integrity, and honesty if not at home? These values can be reinforced at church, but parents are the most capable and most effective in teaching them to their children.
Author: Coleen K. Menlove. Primary General President, Source: A Voice of Gladness for Our Children, Liahona, Nov 2002, 13–15...Saved by mlsscaress in children learn parenting home time prayer effective scripture casual fortify pace diligent committed familyhomeeveing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
My dear brothers and sisters, when pain, tests, and trials come in life, draw near to the Savior. “Wait upon the Lord, … look for him” (Isa. 8:17; 2 Ne. 18:17). “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isa. 40:31). Healing comes in the Lord’s time and the Lord’s way; be patient.

Our Savior waits for us to come to Him through our scripture study, pondering, and prayer to our Heavenly Father. Great blessings and lessons come from overcoming adversity. As we are strengthened and healed, we can then lift and strengthen others with our faith. May we be instruments in the Lord’s hands in blessing the lives of those in pain. I give you my testimony that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ and that He waits for us to come to Him to give us counsel and compassionate caring.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales, Source: “Healing Soul and Body,” Ensign, Nov 1998, 14. http://www.lds....Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist compassion counsel patience savior prayer instrument scripture blessing ponder renew lessons caring strengthen heal near 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You can do philosophy sitting on your caboose, but you do ethics on your knees.
Author: Joseph S. Hogan, S.J., Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in virtue ethics philosophy prayer theology spirituality 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Now, can we, as Latter-day Saints, expect to succeed as we make decisions or attempt to find balance in our lives? As a humble servant of the Lord, I testify that we can.

At the conclusion of the first day of the Savior’s ministry among the Nephites, he taught them to pray. “Ye must always pray unto the Father in my name,” he said.

“And whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you.” (3 Ne. 18:19–20.)

I have often thought of this occasion as perhaps the greatest teaching moment in the recorded history of the world. The Nephites had only recently experienced the destruction of their cities, the deaths of their loved ones, the separation of families, the loss of homes and worldly possessions. They had survived turmoil and horror. They had known three days of total impenetrable darkness. Of all the peoples on earth, they had much to pray for.
Author: Elder F. Burton Howard, Source: The Gift of Knowing. Liahona Feb 1989. http://www.lds.org/ldso...Saved by mlsscaress in prayer decision balance nephites 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The Lord hears and answers prayers. Sometimes we tend to give up too soon when we pray to Him. We need to persist.

As an especial witness of Jesus Christ, called to bear testimony to the nations of the world (see D&C 107:25), I testify that He lives. He is our Savior. He knows you, and He knows me. He knows what is on our minds and in our hearts. He will be our advocate with the Father if we keep the covenants we make as we partake of the sacrament each week.

We can overcome the world if we aim to have balance in our lives. If we seek to have the Spirit with us at all times and be faithful in responding to His promptings, we will be blessed.
Author: Elder Robert F. Orton, Source: “Living a Balanced Life,” Ensign, Feb 2008, 64–68. http://www....Saved by mlsscaress in persistence aim prayer balance sacrament covenants 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Answers to our major life decisions will be more likely to produce balance and happiness if they come through the promptings of the Spirit. How do we obtain the Spirit and the answers we seek?

First, let me suggest that we need to attend sacrament meeting every week, and we need to partake of the sacrament. As we do so, we remember Christ and His suffering for us. We covenant, as we did at baptism, that we will take upon us His name. And we renew our covenant to keep the commandments. Why do we do all this? The last clause in the sacrament prayer answers that question: “That they may always have his Spirit to be with them” (D&C 20:77).

Therein lies the key to having the companionship of the Holy Ghost, which will help us answer the vital questions we face. In addition, we should kneel and pray regularly. We should be willing to serve our fellowmen. We should reach out in love, and fear not (see 1 John 4:18).

If we ask the Lord for the Spirit and do what is necessary to have His influence with us, the Spirit will teach us all things. He will help us in our studies. He will help us make decisions about life pursuits. And He will give us peace and a feeling of calmness.
Author: Elder Robert F. Orton, Source: “Living a Balanced Life,” Ensign, Feb 2008, 64–68. http://www....Saved by mlsscaress in happiness spirit fear peace love prayer balance sacrament reachout calmness producebalancehappiness 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...if you learn to think straight, you can begin at any point where you are today and apply some of these basic principles to help in the mighty and heavy responsibilities of life. And if you are living righteously and worthily, in such a way that you can supplicate the Lord for direction, according to President Lee, you can expect to have divine inspiration and direction.
Author: Elder M. Russell Ballard, Source: "Thinking Straight,” New Era, Mar 1985, 44" http://www.lds.org...Saved by mlsscaress in inspiration vision direction prayer worthy thinking clear application expect 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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