Category Archives: Prayer

Elder Nelson’s experience on an airplane

Procrastination of repentance carries great risk. The number of tomorrows is limited. The conquest of physical addiction, for example, must be done while it is still possible to exert spiritual supremacy over temptations of the flesh. (See Romans 8:6; 2 … Continue reading

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Arthur Parker rescued: the story of the red shawl

The story of Arthur Parker is a great reminder to all of us that we are all part of the great work of the Latter-days: to rescue the sons and daughters of God. It is my prayer that I can … Continue reading

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Mary Fielding Smith prays to find her lost oxen

  Mary Fielding Smith (1801-1852) was a woman of remarkable faith and testimony. She is one of my heroes. She was the wife of Hyrum Smith and her oldest son, Joseph Fielding, and her grandson of the same name, both became … Continue reading

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Joseph Millett: An answer to a prayer

In 1871, in the tiny Mormon farming settlement in Spring Valley, White Pine, Nevada (about 60 miles from Ely), Latter-day Saint Newman Hall found himself entirely out of flour and unable to feed his family. He asked some of his … Continue reading

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Personal experience with prayer

Many of us have had experiences with the sweet power of prayer. One of mine was shared with a stake patriarch from southern Utah. I first met him in my medical office more than 40 years ago, during the early … Continue reading

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D&C 14 & 17 The Witnesses to the Book of Mormon

Joseph was elated when others were chosen by the Lord to be witnesses of the Book of Mormon. The following account tells of his relief: The following account from Lucy Mack Smith, Joseph Smith’s mother, describes how Joseph felt after … Continue reading

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The First Vision

Joseph Smith’s First Vision – 1820 So, in accordance with this, my determination to ask of God, I retired to the woods to make the attempt. It was on the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring … Continue reading

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