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

by | Jul. 31, 2020

September 20–26

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

We gladly declare that the promised Restoration goes forward through continuing revelation. The earth will never again be the same, as God will “gather together in one all things in Christ” (Ephesians 1:10).

Sunday Scripture

Read and ponder Ephesians 1.  

Paul testifies of the Restoration in the latter-days. 

Monday Movie

Watch “A Sacred Proclamation | A behind-the-scenes look at filming the bicentennial proclamation.”

In this video, President Jean B. Bingham and President Joy D. Jones describe what it was like to watch President Nelson film the reading of the proclamation. “I remember prior to the filming beginning when President Nelson looked up—just for a moment—but he looked up to the heavens. And at that moment I thought, 'The heavens truly are just as open as they were when the Prophet Joseph was in that grove,'” says President Jones in the video.

Tuesday Talk

Study Elder Quentin L. Cook’s talk, “The Blessing of Continuing Revelation to Prophets and Personal Revelation to Guide Our Lives.”

"I declare with all solemnity that continuous revelation has been received and is being received through channels the Lord has established. I testify the new proclamation President Nelson delivered this morning is a revelation to bless all people," Elder Cook said in April general conference. 

Wednesday Worship

Listen to The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square perform “Hark, All Ye Nations!”.

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

We gladly declare that the promised Restoration goes forward through continuing revelation. The earth will never again be the same, as God will “gather together in one all things in Christ” (Ephesians 1:10).

We gladly d______ that the p_______ Restoration goes f______ through continuing r_________. The earth w___ never again b_ the same, a_ God will “g_____ together in o__ all things i_ Christ” (Ephesians 1:10).

We g_____ d______ that t__ p_______ Restoration g___ f______ through c_________ r_________. The e____ w___ never a_____ b_ the s___, a_ God w___ “g_____ together i_ o__ all t_____ i_ Christ” (E_________:__).

W_ g_____ d______ t___ t__ p_______ R__________ g___ f______ t______ c_________ r_________. T__ e____ w___ n____ a_____ b_ t__ s___, a_ G__ w___ “g_____ t_______ i_ o__ a__ t_____ i_ C_____” (E_________:__).


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

Two sentences with two parts each:

  • 1. Restoration goes forward | through continuing revelation
  • 2. The earth will never again be the same | God will “gather together in one all things in Christ”

You could also try reciting the paragraph out loud with a friend.

Friday Feelings

Record an experience you’ve had with revelation.*

Saturday Share

Share with a loved one something you are seeking revelation for, such as a question you have or a decision you are trying to make.

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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. 

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