The light of the gospel and the guidance of the Holy Ghost are the constants that you can rely on to help you make the right decisions when you reach life’s inevitable crossroads. That spiritual guidance is the only sure way to know whether to stop and camp for a while or to forge ahead on the path to the left or to the right.
I am deeply thankful for the gift of prayer, which is surely among the greatest of gifts given by our Father in Heaven to His children on earth. Prayer is the ordained means by which men and women, and even little children, come to know God. It is our channel of communication with heaven. It is a priceless privilege.
When he discovered the power of stories, Michael Flaherty used his love of teaching and of God to build a film company devoted to spreading good.
Heavenly Father is intimately interested in hearing from us and that He is omnipresent and available to listen at all times. I also testify that as we sincerely pray unto the Father through our Savior Jesus Christ, we will be changed.
Prayer involves the individual—you and me—and it also involves the whole Godhead. All three members of the Godhead are involved in this way: When we pray to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, who is our advocate, answers come from our Heavenly Father by the Holy Ghost.
Addressing the Saints in Nauvoo on the subject of revelation, the Prophet Joseph Smith said: I am going to take up this subject by virtue of the knowledge of God in me, which I have received from heaven. The opinions of men, so far as I am concerned, are to me as the crackling of thorns under the pot, or the whistling of the wind. I break the ground; I…
At times we will go through trials and need to be lifted up. Control, attitude, and faith in divine power will create wind beneath our wings and lift us up.
"In our communion with God we must ever be careful not just to talk but to listen. We must listen for His Spirit to guide and teach us."
We can develop a closer relationship with God by improving our prayers. All we must do is come before Him with a broken heart and contrite spirit.
When we sin, we build a wall of stones around us, making it difficult to hear spiritual impressions. As we remove the stones, we gain guidance from God.
Several years ago I had the opportunity to work at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. During the Apollo 12 mission I received a telephone call from the capsule communicator in mission control. He had been communicating with Richard F. Gordon, who was orbiting the moon while the other two astronauts—Charles Conrad, Jr., and Alan L. Bean—were on the lunar surface. Although he was 250,000 miles from the earth,…
Sometimes, when we pray and cry out to our Heavenly Father, answers do not come easily or as expected—but He reminds us that He is there for us.
My dear young friends in the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am grateful for the opportunity of being with you this evening in the company of my sweetheart of fifty years, whom I met and fell in love with at the BYU. My being invited to speak to you provides an opportunity for you to see that spending one’s professional life in scientific research does not preclude the development of…
I appreciate the opportunity to share some ideas with you and would like to invite you to explore with me some ways of applying gospel truth. I prefer to define this process as exploring avenues of application rather than as a mere erudite academic inquiry. The kingdom of God is not a spectator sport. It is an action process requiring learning, commitment, and a special kind of understanding in order…
There will be a day for you and me when, whatever difficulties and limitations we have here, we will have that promise fulfilled for us. We will be lifted up as on eagles’ wings, and it will be those who have waited upon the Lord.
The heritage of prayer in this church teaches us that, whether or not we settle the question of foreknowledge, there is a point in reaching up to that Person, not a thing, who is himself free and has used his freedom to forbid to himself the use of force.
God always answers our prayers but often not in the way or timeframe we would like. As we exercise patience and faith, our relationship with Him will grow.
The Christian message is powered by words. When we call upon God, we need not only the right words, but the right heart to be effective.
There comes a time in your life when you are faced with something you cannot do on your own, and then you learn to really talk to your Father in Heaven.
If we really have a testimony of God, we will want to sincerely thank Him, repent, and plead for His help through earnest prayer.
The scriptures give us a guide to meaningful prayer. Sincere, reverent communion with God, with a willingness to accede to His will, is always answered.
To access the spiritual power we need to meet life's challenges, we must make ourselves pure. Sincere prayer purifies and strengthens us.
Thomas L. Martin humorously describes the main events of his life and highlights how the hand of the Lord worked to help him reach all his righteous goals.