Heavenly Communication
The Liahona Magazine

The Language of Prayer

“The special language of prayer follows different forms in different languages, but the principle is always the same. We should address prayers to our Heavenly Father in words which speakers of that language associate with love and respect and reverence and closeness. …

“Men and women who wish to show respect will take the time to learn the special language of prayer. …

“The Prophet Joseph Smith said, ‘It is a great thing to inquire at the hands of God, or to come into His presence.’ [History of the Church, 1:339.] The special language of prayer reminds us of the greatness of that privilege.”

President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, “The Language of Prayer,” Ensign, May 1993, 16, 18.

The Light of Life

Heavenly Communication, by Yongsung Kim, may not be copied
The Light of Life, by Yongsung Kim, may not be copied

Dallin H. Oaks
Dallin H. Oaks was sustained and set apart as first counselor in the First Presidency and president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, January 14, 2018.