"A key to improved prayer is to learn to ask the right questions. Consider changing from asking for the things you want to honestly seeking what He wants for you. Then as you learn His will, pray that you will be led to have the strength to fulfill it." Richard G. Scott
"It is my prayer that patience will be a defining characteristic of we who hold the priesthood of Almighty God; that we will courageously trust the Lord's promises and His timing; that we will act toward others with the patience and compassion we seek for ourselves; and that we will continue in patience until we are perfected." Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Gordon B. Hinckley's Testimony Posted: 17 Sep 2010 12:00 AM PDT "I want to give you my testimony. I know that God our Eternal Father lives, that He is the great Governor of the universe, and that we are His children, and that somehow He hears and answers the prayers of His children. I want you to know that I know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, that He left His royal home on high and came down among men—hated and abused of men—and that He went about doing good [see Acts 10:38]. He was crucified out of the hatred of the people; He rose the third day—'the firstfruits of them that slept' (1 Corinthians 15:20). I want you to know that the Father and the Son appeared to the boy Joseph Smith and ushered in this marvelous dispensation—the greatest dispensation in the history of the entire world."
"This year, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgigve an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and the speak it again."
It has already been nine years since 9-11 happened. I read a story this morning about a family who never knew what happened to their son during 9-11. Their Son's name was Craig; he was a New York City fireman. Neither his family or friends heard or saw Craig again after 9-11. They all suspected what had happened to him, but Craig's body was never found and no one could tell them any details as to what might have happened to their him. Just a little while back Craig's family found a picture of Craig on the day of 9-11...He was heading towards the World Trade Center buildings with his fellow firefighters. His family was finally able to have the closure they needed, knowing What a sobering reminder of the great loss our country suffered that day. Life is precious.