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Mormon church president embraces power of prayer

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -

Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson is urging his faith's followers to embrace the power of prayer and to reach out to people in need.

Monson said Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 182nd semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City that God hears the faithful and knows them.

He also urged church members to be open to those in need, saying "the opportunity to be a blessing in the life of another often comes unexpectedly."

The Salt Lake Tribune reports other speakers Sunday emphasized the teachings of Jesus Christ, and his mandate to love and serve.

The speeches on the general conference's final day were broadcast on the Internet and beamed via satellite to millions of Mormons worldwide watching in LDS chapels.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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