We pray earnestly, but sometimes it seems the heavens are shut up and God is nowhere to be found. If you feel this way, I invite you to double click on the image to read the 5-minute devotion, Hungry for God: Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?
"The Gates of Hell" in Caesarea Philippi - the place where Jesus stood and asked His disciples, "Who do you say that I Am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God." And Jesus said to him, "“Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" Check out the link!
My favorite way to prepare for General Conference is to write down a few questions and then listen carefully to all the sessions of conference so that I can find answers. This quote from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf is so important