Countdown to conference: 'Ponder the New Proclamation' with this free daily study guide

by | Jul. 31, 2020

One of the many ways April general conference was "unforgettable" was the introduction of “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.”

When he issued the new proclamation, President Russell M. Nelson encouraged, "Study it privately and with your family members and friends. Ponder the truths and think of the impact those truths will have on your life if you will hear them, hearken to them, and heed the commandments and covenants that accompany them."

As you prepare for October general conference, we invite you to join us in a nine-week study of the new proclamation. Each week will focus on a paragraph of the proclamation, with each day of the week corresponding to a common activity. We hope these prompts will help you ponder the truths of the proclamation. Find a printable PDF of the calendar, links to the specific weekly prompts, and a guide on how to use it all below. 

Ponder the New Proclamation

Download a printable PDF calendar here.

Download a printable PDF with memorization tips here

Jump to the links for videos, talks, and memorization tips using the list below.

Each day of the week corresponds to a common activity related to the week's paragraph: 

  • Sunday Scripture: Read and ponder a passage of scripture.
  • Monday Movie: Watch a video.
  • Tuesday Talk: Study an April 2020 general conference talk.
  • Wednesday Worship: Listen to a song or hymn.
  • Thursday Time to Memorize: Take some time to memorize this week’s paragraph.
  • Friday Feelings: Record your thoughts, testimony, or feelings.
  • Saturday Share: Share your impressions.  

Happy studying! 

Featured image and PDF design by Kensie Smith

Image titleYou may want to pick up your very own General Conference Addresses Journal Edition to go along with your proclamation study. The journal edition has all the text of the general conference addresses from April 2020 in one spiral-bound paperback. Extra-wide, lined margins give you space to record your impressions and document insights you receive. Available now at DeseretBook.com


Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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