When I was a Seminary teacher, one day right before General Conference, I felt prompted to tell my students to write down a question (or two) before conference and then ask Father in prayer to answer it during the meetings. I thought as I said it, “Oh, dear, am I allowed to say this to them?” Then an impression hit me. It basically said that it was not me asking them to do it, it was the Lord. And, anyway, He would be the only one that could answer the question for them, not me. I told them to write down the question, ask and then really listen and promise that if they did, they would receive the answers that they were seeking.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Matthew 7:7)
Remember, that just as there is a Scientific Method that (when employed correctly) can help the scientific seeker acquire knowledge with measurable and repeatable results, there is a Spiritual Method, that (when employed correctly) can help the religious seeker acquire truth with measurable and repeatable results. See Alma 32:21-43 for the Great Experiment on Faith.
Personally, I have never had a question that has not been answered when I have followed this pattern, even if the answer is, “I’ll tell you when you’re older” 😉 , it has come in a way that lets me know that I am really being listened to.
Conference is this Saturday and Sunday. Ask your Questions!
Follow this link to find ways to watch – How to View Live
Follow this link for a wonderful talk – Seek and Ye Shall Find. by Elder Craig C. Christensen