Our Father in Heaven, is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The Prophet Mormon tells us that God is unchangeable, from all eternity to all eternity. In this world, where nearly everything seems to be changing, His constancy is something on which we can rely. We must be vigilant, in a world which has moved so far from that which is spiritual. It is essential that we reject anything that does not conform to our standards. Refusing, in the process, to surrender that which we desire most, eternal life in the Kingdom of God. The storms will still beat at our doors, from time to time, for they are an inescapable part of our existence in mortality. As a means of being in the world, but not being of the world, it is necessary that we communicate with our Heavenly Father through prayer. He wants us to do so. He'll answer our prayers. Not a day has gone by that I have not communicated with my Father in heaven, through prayer. It is a relationship I cherish, one I would, literally, be lost without. If you do not now have such a relationship with your Father in Heaven, I urge you to work toward that goal. As you do so, you will be entitled to His inspiration and guidance in your life. Necessities for each us, if we are survive spiritually during our sojourn here on earth. Such inspiration and guidance are gifts He freely gives if we but seek them. What treasures they are. My beloved brothers and sisters, communication with our Father in Heaven, including our prayers to Him, His inspiration to us, is necessary in order for us to weather the storms and trials of life. As the winds of change swirl around us, and the moral fiber of society continues to disintegrate before our very eyes, may we remember the Lords precious promise to those who trust in Him. "Fear thou not, for I am with thee. Be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee. Yea, I will help thee. Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Close quote. What a promise. May such be our blessing, I sincerely pray, in the sacred name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

President Monson talks about Prayer

In the Sunday morning session of the October 2011 general conference, President Monson speaks about the necessity of prayer.

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