24941_000_004The 2004 Mutual Theme
Section 90 was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith on 8 March 1833. It contains instructions about the formation of the First Presidency and provides counsel to several people, including men called to the First Presidency 10 days later.
Verses 22–24 [D&C 90:22–24] are the Lord’s instructions to Newel K. Whitney, bishop of the Church in Kirtland, Ohio. He was responsible for helping the many Church members there who needed food, clothing, housing, and money. The advice given to him in verse 24 [D&C 90:24] can also guide us today.
Pray always: What does it mean to “pray always”? (See Henry B. Eyring,
“Believing in what? Believing in God, our Eternal Father, as the Father of our spirits, as our leader, as our king. Believing in the Lord, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, our Savior, our Lord. Believing in the restored gospel, which has come to earth in a miraculous and marvelous manner. Cultivate in your hearts a living and vibrant testimony of the Restoration of the gospel. Believe in the Book of Mormon. Be not faithless in the knowledge that the priesthood of God has been restored to the earth. Believe in goodness. Believe in yourselves. Believe that each of you is a child of God with a divine birthright.” —President Gordon B. Hinckley, quoted in Ensign, June 2000, 21.
Your good: What would life be like if everything that happened to me worked out for my good? How can I make even my problems eventually be for my good?