Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Long and short prayers

Reflecting back on general conference, one of the things i found most interesting was how short the prayers for the Saturday sessions were.

Point of trivia: The longest general conference prayer i am aware of (i'm sure there have been longer ones, but this is just from those i’ve listened to) was the nearly-eight-minute prayer given to open the solemn assembly at which George Albert Smith was sustained as president of the church (during the October 1945 general conference). Interestingly, even though general conference prayers back then were usually delivered by stake presidents, this one was delivered by David O. McKay, then the president of the quorum of apostles.


Heather the Mama Duk said...

Is it bad that since we're watching a talk or two a day on the Roku that we just skip the prayers altogether.

Bonus, we get to skip the MoTab!

jennifer anderson said...


David B said...

Oh, it’s nothing important—it’s just a really interesting (in my opinion) observation.