- I began to learn then, as I have come to understand since, that any call, any service, in our Lord’s cause sanctifies us. Whether it is performed in the glare of the public eye or in a quiet corner known only to God is of no consequence. What matters is that we do serve, for by serving we keep our covenants with Deity, and in those covenants is the promise of salvation.
He shares his testimony of multiple things brought to the world through the restoration of the church:
- I readily attest to the reality and greatness of our God, to his goodness and grace, to his justice and mercy, to the truth of his gospel and the power of his priesthood and the authenticity of the calling of his latter-day seers. At the outset of this ministry, I acknowledge that anything I may achieve will be by virtue of the power and the grace and the gift of God.
He speaks on the importance of prayer. He shares his knowledge that God is approachable, that he listens, and that he answers our prayers:
- I am particularly gratified, and it is of great significance to me, that I may at any moment and in any circumstance approach through prayer the throne of grace, that my Heavenly Father will hear my petition, that my Advocate, him who did no sin, whose blood was shed, will plead my cause. (See D&C 45:3–5 .) I rely heavily on that access to God, which he gives to all his children, for he is indeed no respecter of persons, and he that asks shall receive.
I am grateful for the encouraging words of Elder Christofferson. His basic understanding that we are known to God individually is great. His testimony of the power of prayer encourages me to make prayer a bigger part of my life. I know that God will answer my prayers as well as yours as we come to Him in faith.