Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Prophetic Messages

  • "The difficulties which come to us present us with the real test of our ability to endure. A fundamental question remains to be answered by each of us: Shall I falter, or shall I finish? Some do falter as they find themselves unable to rise above their challenges. To finish involves enduring to the very end of life itself."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "“I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”"
    Topics: Adversity, Prophetic Messages

  • "It isn’t enough simply to listen if we don’t learn."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Four Words to Guide You"
    Topics: Prophetic Messages

  • "As [home teachers] go into the homes of those for whom they are responsible, the Aaronic Priesthood holder should take part in the teaching which takes place. Such an assignment will help to prepare these young men for missions as well as for a lifetime of priesthood service."

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

  • "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

  • "We have in our lives the gospel of Jesus Christ, and we know that morality is not passé, that our conscience is there to guide us, and that we are responsible for our actions."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Stand in Holy Places"
    Topics: Morality, Prophetic Messages

  • "We each can learn much from our early pioneer ancestors, whose struggles and heartaches were met with resolute courage and an abiding faith in a living God."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Teaching Our Children"
    Topics: Family history, Prophetic Messages

  • "It’s not enough to wish, it’s not enough to dream, it’s not enough to promise. We must do."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Four Words to Guide You"
    Topics: Work of Salvation, Prophetic Messages

  • "May we show increased kindness toward one another, and may we ever be found doing the work of the Lord."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Till We Meet Again"
    Topics: Ministering, Service, Prophetic Messages

  • "The difficulties which come to us present us with the real test of our ability to endure. A fundamental question remains to be answered by each of us: Shall I falter, or shall I finish?"

    —Thomas S. Monson, ""I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee""
    Topics: Adversity, Prophetic Messages

  • "The priesthood is not so much a gift as it is a commission to serve, a privilege to lift, and an opportunity to bless the lives of others. ... Yours is the privilege to be not spectators but participants on the stage of priesthood service."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Willing and Worthy to Serve"
    Topics: Priesthood, Prophetic Messages