President Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made the following significant statement on prayer.
"I submit that a return to the old pattern of prayer, family prayer in the homes of the people, is one of the basic medications that would check the dread disease that is eroding the character of our society. We could not expect a miracle in a day, but in a generation we would have a miracle. …"
To read about the miracle he describes, for individuals, families, and the world, read his counsel in "How Mighty a Thing Is Prayer."