Since our prophet could not attend this October general conference, we wanted to remember the uplifting and eloquent words he shares that inspire us to be better, to reach higher, and to live our lives with more optimism.
Here is one powerful quote from every talk President Monson has given in general conference as prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"[L]et us examine our lives and determine to follow the Savior’s example by being kind, loving, and charitable. And as we do so, we will be in a better position to call down the powers of heaven for ourselves, for our families, and for our fellow travelers in this sometimes difficult journey back to our heavenly home."
"It is essential for you to have your own testimony in these difficult times, for the testimonies of others will carry you only so far. However, once obtained, a testimony needs to be kept vital and alive through continued obedience to the commandments of God and through daily prayer and scripture study."
“May we care for our bodies and our minds by observing the principles set forth in the Word of Wisdom, a divinely provided plan. With all my heart and soul, I testify of the glorious blessings which await us as we do.”
“We need to work and learn, search and pray, repent and improve. We need to know God’s laws and live them. We need to receive His saving ordinances. Only by so doing will we obtain true, eternal happiness.”
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“Ours is the responsibility to guard and protect that priesthood and to be worthy of all the glorious blessings our Father in Heaven has in store for us—and for others through us.”
“May we maintain the courage to defy the consensus. May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.”