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

by | Jul. 31, 2020


September 27–October 3

This week is focused on the final paragraph of the proclamation. It's not too late to join us as we prepare for general conference this weekend!

With reverence and gratitude, we as His Apostles invite all to know—as we do—that the heavens are open. We affirm that God is making known His will for His beloved sons and daughters. We testify that those who prayerfully study the message of the Restoration and act in faith will be blessed to gain their own witness of its divinity and of its purpose to prepare the world for the promised Second Coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Sunday Scripture

Read and ponder Moroni 10.   

Moroni concludes the Book of Mormon with a promise that those who pray and ask God about its veracity will receive a witness. 

Monday Movie

Watch one of the “How I #HearHim” videos.

At the end of April, Church Newsroom shared the following about the #HearHim series: 

During a historic April 2020 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson emphasized the importance of hearing Christ through personal revelation. He stated, "As we seek to be disciples of Jesus Christ, our efforts to hear Him need to be ever more intentional. It takes conscious and consistent effort to fill our daily lives with His words, His teachings, His truths."

With this emphasis, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is releasing videos from Church leaders sharing how they #HearHim.

Tuesday Talk

Study President Henry B. Eyring’s talk, “He Goes before Us.”

"The Lord is leading the Restoration of His gospel and His Church," President Eyring said in April 2020 general conference. "He goes before us. He knows the future perfectly. He invites you to the work. He joins you in it. He has in place a plan for your service. And even as you sacrifice, you will feel joy as you help others rise to be ready for His coming."

Wednesday Worship

Listen to a worldwide choir perform “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet.”

Thursday Time to Memorize

Take some time to memorize this week’s paragraph. Below are some fill-in-the-blank guides and memorization tips. Click here for a printable PDF.

Fill-in-the-blank Guides

With reverence and gratitude, we as His Apostles invite all to know—as we do—that the heavens are open. We affirm that God is making known His will for His beloved sons and daughters. We testify that those who prayerfully study the message of the Restoration and act in faith will be blessed to gain their own witness of its divinity and of its purpose to prepare the world for the promised Second Coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

With reverence a__ gratitude, we a_ His Apostles i_____ all to k___—as we d_—that the h______ are open. W_ affirm that G__ is making k____ His will f__ His beloved s___ and daughters. W_ testify that t____ who prayerfully s____ the message o_ the Restoration a__ act in f____ will be b______ to gain t____ own witness o_ its divinity a__ of its p______ to prepare t__ world for t__ promised Second C_____ of our L___ and Savior, J____ Christ.

With r________ a__ gratitude, w_ a_ His A_______ i_____ all t_ k___—as w_ d_—that t__ h______ are o___. W_ affirm t___ G__ is m_____ k____ His w___ f__ His b______ s___ and d________. W_ testify t___ t____ who p__________ s____ the m______ o_ the R__________ a__ act i_ f____ will b_ b______ to g___ t____ own w______ o_ its d_______ a__ of i__ p______ to p______ t__ world f__ t__ promised S_____ C_____ of o__ L___ and S_____, J____ Christ.

W___ r________ a__ g________, w_ a_ H__ A_______ i_____ a__ t_ k___—a_ w_ d_—t___ t__ h______ a__ o___. W_ a_____ t___ G__ i_ m_____ k____ H__ w___ f__ H__ b______ s___ a__ d________. W_ t______ t___ t____ w__ p__________ s____ t__ m______ o_ t__ R__________ a__ a__ i_ f____ w___ b_ b______ t_ g___ t____ o__ w______ o_ i__ d_______ a__ o_ i__ p______ t_ p______ t__ w____ f__ t__ p_______ S_____ C_____ o_ o__ L___ a__ S_____, J____ C_____.

Tips

Here are some tips to help break down the information in this paragraph topically.

Three sentences:

  • 1. The heavens are open
  • 2. God is making known His will
  • 3. Prayerfully study the message | act in faith | gain their own witness | prepare the world for the promised Second Coming

You could also try using acronyms to associate words in the sentence with a specific order  (i.e. for the topics in the third sentence, "Polly and Gary play").

Friday Feelings

Record an experience you’ve had with God making known His will for you.  

Saturday Share

Invite someone to watch October general conference.

Bonus: Don't let your studying stop here! Stay tuned in to conference and help your kids stay involved with it as well with the Deseret Book Conference packet, full of related coloring sheets, conference bingo, and more. Check back in September for more details!

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