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On US National Day of Prayer, Prophet and Three Apostles Share Thoughts on Prayer

The first Thursday in May is designated by the United States Congress as the National Day of Prayer. Today, May 6, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared thoughts about prayer on social media.

“Sometimes it may feel as though some of our most fervent prayers go unanswered,” President Nelson tweeted. “I know that feeling! But I also know that our prayers are heard. And our faith is strengthened by prayer.”

“There is nothing more important right now than the people of all nations praying for divine inspiration and guidance,” President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said on his social channels.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland encouraged people to “be strong, be believing and keep praying. Prayers are often heard and answered in the most unexpected hour.”

And Elder D. Todd Christofferson taught that God speaks to different people in different ways. “There’s no one form of revelation or inspiration. God uses a great variety to reach us, whatever He feels is best. And it’s all valid.”

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