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Distinguish the Mind and Will of the Lord

My desire before the Lord is that His Spirit may influence and prepare me, and not my own spirit or anxious desires. It has been my earnest prayer for a long time that I may always be able to distinguish the mind and will of the Lord and the voice of His Spirit, from my own thoughts and wishes and the suggestions of my own heart. (5 January 1882)

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Next to Brigham Young, George Q. Cannon was arguably the best-known Latter-day Saint in the last half of the nineteenth century. His record covers half a century, a period in which he served as an editor and publisher, a businessman, an educator, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a territorial delegate in Congress, and a counselor to church presidents Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow.

This website publishes for the first time George Q. Cannon’s journal from 1855 through 1901. It also reproduces Cannon’s journal from 1849 through 1854, which was previously published in two print volumes. For the first time the entirety of Cannon's journal is now published on this website.

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