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  • "For some, serving or ministering one by one, following the Savior’s example, doesn’t come easily. But with practice, each of us can become more like the Savior as we serve God’s children."

    —Linda K. Burton, "First Observe, Then Serve"
    Topics: Jesus Christ Exemplar

  • "We should pray in accord with the will of our Heavenly Father. He wants to test us, to strengthen us, and to help us achieve our full potential."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Sweet Power of Prayer"
    Topics: Prayer

  • "To know what the voice of the Divine sounds and feels like, read His words, study the scriptures, and ponder them. Make them an integral part of everyday life. If you want your children to recognize, understand, and act on the promptings of the Spirit, you must study the scriptures with them."

    —Richard G. Scott, "Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority"
    Topics: Happiness in Family Life

  • "If you are having trouble forgiving another person or even yourself, ask God to help you. Forgiveness is a glorious, healing principle. We do not need to be a victim twice. We can forgive."

    —Kevin R. Duncan, "The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness", Ensign, May 2016
    Topics: Forgiveness

  • "Christ healed by the power of God which was within Him. . . . That same power has been restored in this generation. It came through the laying on of hands by Peter, James, and John, who received it from the Lord Himself."

    —Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Healing Power of Christ", Ensign, November 1988
    Topics: Healing

  • "These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him."

    John 17:1-2

  • "Sometimes the most difficult things to see are those that have been right in front of us all along. . . . We who have taken upon us His name and have covenanted to walk in His path as His disciples—we must not fail to open our hearts and minds and truly see Him."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Can We See the Christ?"
    Topics: Discipleship

  • "The commandment to honor our parents has strands that run through the entire fabric of the gospel. It is inherent in our relationship to God our Father. It embraces the divine destiny of the children of God. This commandment relates to the government of the family, which is patterned after the government of heaven."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother"
    Topics: Family

  • "It is impossible for me to find the words to adequately express the sacred feelings burning within my soul. The simple word thanks seems almost trite. To each of you whose tender hearts and helping hands have eased the burdens of so many, please accept my heartfelt gratitude."

    —H. David Burton, "Tender Hearts and Helping Hands"
    Topics: Gratitude

  • "Our Redeemer chooses to forgive because of His incomparable compassion, mercy, and love. Our Savior wants to forgive because this is one of His divine attributes. And, like the Good Shepherd He is, He is joyful when we choose to repent."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Repentance: A Joyful Choice", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Forgiveness, Repentance