First Presidency Messages

Monthly messages published in the Ensign and Liahona


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    Called of God and Sustained by the People
    • By President Henry B. Eyring
    • First Counselor in the First Presidency
    • June 2012
    • Liahona
    • Related TopicsChurch callings
    As members of the Church, we are invited often to sustain people in callings to serve. Years ago an 18-year-old student showed me what it means to sustain the Lord’s servants. I am still blessed by his humble example.

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    “He Is Risen”
    In the following excerpts, President Monson shares his testimony of and gratitude for the Savior’s Resurrection and declares that because the Son conquered death, all of the Father’s children who come to earth will live again.

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    Why Do We Need Prophets?
    • By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
    • Second Counselor in the First Presidency
    • Mar. 2012
    • Liahona
    • Related Topicsprophets
    Because Heavenly Father loves His children, He has not left them to walk through this mortal life without direction and guidance. The teachings of our Heavenly Father are not the ordinary, predictable, run-of-the-mill kind you can pick up in paperback at the local bookstore. They are the wisdom of an all-powerful, all-knowing celestial Being who loves His children. Encompassed in His words is the secret of the ages—the key to happiness in this life and in the world to come.

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    Exhort Them to Pray
    • By President Henry B. Eyring
    • First Counselor in the First Presidency
    • Feb. 2012
    • Liahona
    • Related Topicsprayer
    When I was a little child, my parents taught me by example to pray. I began with a picture in my mind of Heavenly Father being far away. As I have matured, my experience with prayer has changed. The picture in my mind has become one of a Heavenly Father who is close by, who is bathed in a bright light, and who knows me perfectly.

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  • Living the Abundant Life
    At the advent of a new year, I challenge Latter-day Saints everywhere to undertake a personal, diligent, significant quest for what I call the abundant life—a life filled with an abundance of success, goodness, and blessings. Just as we learned the ABCs in school, I offer my own ABCs to help us all gain the abundant life.

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    The Choice to Be Grateful
    • By President Henry B. Eyring
    • First Counselor in the First Presidency
    • Dec. 2011
    • Liahona
    • Related Topicsgratitude
    Our Father in Heaven commands us to be thankful in all things (see 1 Thessalonians 5:18), and He requires that we give thanks for the blessings we receive (see D&C 46:32). We know that all of His commandments are intended to make us happy, and we also know that to break commandments leads to misery.

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    Precious Promises of the Book of Mormon
    "With other latter-day prophets, I testify of the truthfulness of this 'most correct of any book on earth,' even the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. Its message spans the earth and brings its readers to a knowledge of the truth."

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  • General Conference—No Ordinary Blessing
    "What a marvelous privilege it is to hear God’s messages for each of us during general conference! Let us prepare well for this great blessing of divine guidance delivered by His chosen servants."

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  • Love at Home
    • By President Thomas S. Monson
    • President of the Church
    • Aug. 2011
    • Liahona
    • Related Topicsfamily, love
    “When we have sampled much and have wandered far and have seen how fleeting and sometimes superficial a lot of the world is, our gratitude grows for the privilege of being part of something we can count on—home and family and the loyalty of loved ones. We come to know what it means to be bound together by duty, by respect, by belonging. We learn that nothing can fully take the place of the blessed relationship of family life.”

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  • Brother, I’m Committed
    • By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
    • Second Counselor in the First Presidency
    • July 2011
    • Liahona
    • Related Topicscommitment
    Commitment is a little like diving into the water. Either you are committed or you are not. Either you are moving forward or you are standing still. There’s no halfway. We all face moments of decision that change the rest of our lives. As members of the Church, we must ask ourselves, “Will I dive in or just stand at the edge? Will I step forward or merely test the temperature of the water with my toes?”

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