"From time to time, as individuals and as a church, we go through periods of crisis and danger. Some arise quickly like a fire. Others are subtle and go almost undetected before they are upon us. Some require heroic action, but most are less spectacular. The way we respond is crucial. My purpose this evening is to reemphasize to priesthood holders the importance of heeding the words of the prophets. This is one sure way to respond to physical and spiritual dangers of all kinds."
"My dear brothers and sisters, if the Restoration did anything, it shattered the age-old myth that God had stopped talking to His children. Nothing could be further from the truth. A prophet has stood at the head of God’s Church in all dispensations, from Adam to the present day. Prophets testify of Jesus Christ—of His divinity and of His earthly mission and ministry. We honor the Prophet Joseph Smith as the prophet of this last dispensation. And we honor each man who has succeeded him as President of the Church."
"Although we live in increasingly perilous times, the Lord loves us and is mindful of us."
"When you have worries and challenges, face them by turning to the scriptures and the prophets."
—Howard W. Hunter, "Chapter 10: The Scriptures—The Most Profitable of All Study"
"To be in harmony with heaven’s divine purposes, we sustain the prophet and choose to live according to his words."
"The heavens are not closed. God speaks to prophets today, and He will speak to you and me as well.—Lawrence E. Corbridge"
"Too many people think Church leaders and members should be perfect…They forget that the Lord’s grace is sufficient."
"The Lord directs His Church through living prophets and apostles. This is the way He has always done His work."
"There is again a living prophet on the earth speaking in the name of the Lord. And how we need such guidance! Our times are turbulent and difficult. We see wars internationally and distress domestically. Neighbors all around us face personal heartaches and family sorrows. Legions know fear and troubles of a hundred kinds."
"When we stray—when we fall or depart from the way of our Heavenly Father—the words of the prophets tell us how to rise up and get back on track."