Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Priesthood

  • "There is an abundance of priesthood blessings in families where a righteous mother and father are united in guiding their children. But we also know that God eagerly provides these same blessings to those in many other situations."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Power in the Priesthood"
    Topics: Priesthood

  • "We sometimes overly associate the power of the priesthood with men in the Church. The priesthood is the power and authority of God given for the salvation and blessing of all—men, women, and children."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Power in the Priesthood"
    Topics: Priesthood

  • "A man may open the drapes so the warm sunlight comes into the room, but the man does not own the sun or the light or the warmth it brings. The blessings of the priesthood are infinitely greater than the one who is asked to administer the gift."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Power in the Priesthood"
    Topics: Priesthood

  • "When we receive the priesthood, we receive the authority to act in the name of God and lead in ways of truth and righteousness. This authority is a vital source of righteous power and influence for the benefit of God’s children on earth and will last beyond the veil"

    —L. Tom Perry, "The Doctrines and Principles Contained in the Articles of Faith"
    Topics: Priesthood

  • "You young men cannot know what acts of priesthood service the Lord is preparing you to give. But the greater challenge for every priesthood holder is to give spiritual help. All of us have that charge. It comes with being a member of a quorum. It comes with being a member of a family."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Bind Up Their Wounds"
    Topics: Priesthood

  • "You and the priesthood bearers you are called to lead can have at least three assurances. First, the Lord will give you, if you ask, the feelings of compassion He feels for those in need. Second, He will provide others, like the innkeeper, to join with you in your service. And third, the Lord, like the good Samaritan, will more than recompense all who join in giving help to those in need."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Bind Up Their Wounds"
    Topics: Priesthood

  • "Home teaching is more than a mechanical visit once per month. Ours is the responsibility to teach, to inspire, to motivate, and where we visit those who are not active, to bring to activity and to eventual exaltation the sons and daughters of God."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "True Shepherds"
    Topics: Priesthood, Prophetic Messages, Home Teaching

  • "As surely as we know that God’s love is “alike” for His sons and His daughters, we also know that He did not create men and women exactly the same. We know that gender is an essential characteristic of both our mortal and eternal identity and purpose. Sacred responsibilities are given to each gender."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Power in the Priesthood"
    Topics: Priesthood

  • "[Priesthood] authority is a vital source of righteous power and influence for the benefit of God’s children on earth and will last beyond the veil."

    —L. Tom Perry, "The Doctrines and Principles Contained in the Articles of Faith"
    Topics: Priesthood

  • "The blessings of the priesthood are infinitely greater than the one who is asked to administer the gift."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Power in the Priesthood"
    Topics: Priesthood