First Presidency Messages

Monthly messages published in the Ensign and Liahona


  • Walking in Circles
    • A Firmly Set Anchor
      • Finish with Your Torch Still Lit
          In ancient Greece, runners competed in a relay race called a lampadedromia. In the race, runners held a torch in their hand and passed it on to the next runner until the final member of the team crossed the finish line.

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        • President Henry B. Eyring

          Peace in This Life
            To all of us who have come into mortality, the Savior said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation” (John 16:33). Yet He gave this wonderful promise to His disciples during His mortal ministry: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you” (John 14:27). It is a comfort to know that this promise of personal peace continues for all of His disciples today.

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          • Families Can Be Together Forever

            Families Can Be Together Forever
              The priesthood power to bind families eternally is one of the greatest gifts of God.

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            • The Hope of Eternal Family Love

              The Hope of Eternal Family Love
                Of all the gifts our loving Heavenly Father has provided to His children, the greatest is eternal life (see D&C 14:7). That gift is to live in the presence of God the Father and His Beloved Son forever in families. Only in the highest of the kingdoms of God, the celestial, will the loving bonds of family life continue.

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              • “Learn of Me”
                  In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are all teachers and we are all learners. To all comes this gentle invitation from our Lord: “Learn of me … and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”1

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                • Hastening the Work
                  • God’s Harvest
                      God’s law of the harvest is that if we want something later, we have to work for it now. If we want to grow a garden, we need to plant the seeds, water them, and protect them from weeds. If we don’t do this, we won’t have any harvest later!

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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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