The Progressive Dimensions of Prayer

K. Douglas Bassett

The Ten Most Wanted Men, Dunn, pp. 13-15

“Very often the Twelve and the First Presidency pray together. When President Kimball takes his turn to be voice, he generally includes this phrase in his prayers: ‘Bless our enemies. Help us to understand them, and them to understand us.’ He doesn’t ask for vengeance or retaliation, just for understanding so differences can be resolved. Perhaps, family differences and neighborhood problems could be resolved if we would follow our prophet’s example and pray for patience and forgiveness.” (Marvin J. Ashton, Conference Report, Apr. 1985, p. 59)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon