Special Witness

Boyd K. Packer

Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


Boyd K. Packer
From “The Cloven Tongues of Fire,” Liahona, July 2000, 9, 10; Ensign, May 2000, 8; “Personal Revelation: The Gift, the Test, and the Promise,” Liahona, June 1997, 10, 11; Ensign, Nov. 1994, 59, 60; “Reverence Invites Revelation,” Ensign, Nov. 1991, 21; “Revelation in a Changing World,” Ensign, Nov. 1989, 14.

I just received the gift of the Holy Ghost. How can I feel the influence of the Spirit in my life?

President Boyd K. Packer, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

  • The voice of the Spirit is a still, small voice—a voice that is felt rather than heard. It is a spiritual voice that comes into the mind as a thought put into your heart.

  • Prayer is so essential a part of revelation that without it the veil may remain closed to you. Learn to pray. Pray often. Pray in your mind, in your heart.

  • This voice of the Spirit speaks gently, prompting you what to do or what to say, or it may caution or warn you.

  • Inspiration comes more easily in peaceful settings.

  • This guidance comes as thoughts, as feelings, through impressions and promptings.

  • If we follow the promptings of the Spirit, we will be safe, whatever the future holds. We will be shown what to do.

Photographs by Welden C. Andersen, posed by models