If prayer is only a spasmodic cry at the time of crisis, then it is utterly selfish, and we come to think of God as a repairman or a service agency to help us only in our emergencies.
The Eternal Importance of Righteous Choices
The choices we make are critical—they are the key to our future and happiness.
The True, Pure, and Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ
Loving God and loving our neighbors is the doctrinal foundation of ministering; home-centered, Church-supported learning; Sabbath-day spiritual worship; and the work of salvation.
Want to Receive Personal Revelation from God?
Personal revelation is as unique as a fingerprint--it's different for everyone. It's important to learn how to prepare to receive revelation and how Heavenly Father communicates with you specifically.
Making Decisions: Agency vs. Revelation
“But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.
Learning From The Lord’s Prayers
Here is a great video that gives us a clear direction of what our prayers should consist of, and how we can draw closer to God by following the examples of our Saviour closely.
Three Things We Learn From the Different Versions of the Lord’s Prayer
Just as the Savior adapted his prayer on the different occasions and circumstances in which he gave it, so we should always be tailoring what we pray for to our specific needs and circumstances, avoiding “vain repetitions”.
10 Meaningful Benefits of Prayer
Similar to your earthly parents, God wants to hear from you, and He wants to talk to you. When you pray, He does listen.
Do Not Leave the Savior
When the inevitable fury of temptations and tribulations approach Category 5 spiritual storm conditions, will you still trust God and cling to truth?
Eight Suggestions for Balancing Life’s Demands
Often the lack of clear direction and goals can waste away our time and energy and contribute to imbalance in our lives.
How a Father of 6 is Moving Forward with Faith and Forgiveness 1 Year After His Wife Was Killed by a Drunk Driver
“The truth is, we don’t really know how strong our faith is until it’s tested,” Jacob said.
The First Step Toward Repentance
After my baptism and confirmation, days suddenly seemed dark. I was dealing with family issues, and I was struggling to obey all of God’s laws. I didn’t know what to do, and I wanted to give up on everything. It seemed like nobody understood me.
Using Agency and Revelation to Make Life Decisions
Throughout my life, I have always been able to rely on the promise that God would hear and answer my prayers. Over and over again, I experienced the reassuring feeling of peace that the decisions I was making in my life were in line with the plan God had in mind for me. I knew what it felt like to receive an answer to my prayers, and I felt complete confidence in my decisions as a result.
Ask, Seek, Knock
Today’s technology also allows us to use wireless telephones to exchange information rapidly. Recently Wendy and I were on assignment on another continent when we learned that a new baby had arrived in our family. We received the good news minutes after that birth had occurred half a world away.
In the World But Not of the World
"The world around you is not equipped to provide the help you need to make it through this often-treacherous journey. So many in our society today seem to have slipped from the moorings of safety and drifted from the harbor of peace.
Thanks Be To God
President Nelson once expressed, "How much better it would be if all could be more aware of God’s providence and love and express that gratitude to Him."
Finding God While Buried in Rubble
Conversion stories have always intrigued me, mostly because I am a convert to the Church myself. But when I hear of stories such as this one, where it is evident that God's hand was the guiding force in this man's conversion after saving his life, I get inspired and energized in the gospel.
How To Be A Celestial Parent
It took me several years to realize I had the most important and effective "instruction book" at my disposal.
5 Ways You Can Tell the Book of Mormon Was Written for Our Day
You’ve probably heard people say that the Book of Mormon was written for our day. It’s a true statement. Prophets have declared it.1 The book itself says it.2 But what makes this book so well suited for this particular time in history?
The Fuel We Need to Power Our Lives
Prayer reminds us that we are children of a loving Heavenly Father who grants us personal access to Him and His eternal realities.
How to Pray in a Way God Can Answer
I am so thankful for prayer. Not all my prayers have been answered...that I know of...but this article has given me great insight as to how to better my odds of receiving more answers to my prayers. I hope it helps you too!