Inspirational Messages



    Learn from a humble woman's example how the power of prayer can work miracles in our lives.


      Pray fervently. With God all things are possible. He who notes the fall of the sparrow surely hears the pleadings of our hearts. Sister Daisy Ogando lives in New York City, home to more than 8 million people. Some years ago Sister Ogando met with the missionaries and was taught the gospel. Gradually she and the missionaries lost contact. Time passed. Then in 2007, the principles of the gospel she'd been taught by the missionaries stirred within her heart. One day while getting into a taxi--

      [SPEAKING SPANISH] I was getting into a taxi when suddenly I saw on the corner some missionaries talking to the people. I turned around in my seat in the taxi watching until they were out of sight. I began to pray my heart to God. I closed my eyes and told God in my heart that if he will send the missionaries again to my home, I was not going to let them go again.

      When I got to my apartment building and as I was walking up to the third floor, there were two missionaries who were talking with a lady. And I smiled because I felt it was like an answer that came almost too quickly. When they knocked on the door, I went running to open the door. And I said to them come in. I've been waiting for you.

      Praying has helped me to serve more. Because praying and being in communication with God has helped me be more loving with people. It has helped me to be more humble. It has helped me to be more devoted to the church and to God. Praying has helped me a lot to always watch out for other people. I know he had a plan laid out for me even before the missionaries came to my house for the first time. He had a plan for me that I had to be in the place where I am now where he wanted me to be.

      He rescued me in the moment just when I needed him. And this is my testimony about prayer. I asked him with love to rescue me. And he rescued me.

      Two fervent prayers were answered. Missionary lessons were Taught And arrangements were made for Daisy to be baptized. Remember to pray fervently. To those within the sound of my voice who are struggling with challenges and difficulties, large and small, prayer is the provider of spiritual strength. It is the passport to peace. Prayer is the means by which we approach our Father in Heaven who loves us. Speak to Him in prayer. And then listen for the answer. Miracles are wrought through prayer.