Prompted by “Receiving Help the Lord Is Ready to Give”, LDS Daily Gem for Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
Although Mrs. Patton has long since left mortality, I have felt a strong impression to share with you the manner in which our Heavenly Father blessed and provided for her, a widow, in her need. With all the strength of my soul I testify that our Heavenly Father loves each one of us. He hears the prayers of humble hearts; He hears our cries for help, as He heard Mrs. Patton. His Son, our Savior and Redeemer, speaks to each of us today: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.”16
Will we listen for that knock? Will we hear that voice? Will we open that door to the Lord, that we may receive the help He is so ready to provide? I pray that we will, in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Talk given during October 2007 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was then the First Counselor in the First Presidency under President Gordon B. Hinckley. He is now President of the Church.