January 2013 Home Teaching Message: "The Voice of the Lord"

by | Jan. 03, 2013

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January 2013 First Presidency Message for home teaching:
“The Voice of the Lord," by President Henry B. Eyring

The Doctrine and Covenants invites all people everywhere to hear the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ (see D&C 1:2, 4, 11, 34; 25:16). It is filled with His messages, warnings, and encouraging exhortations given by revelation to chosen prophets. In these revelations we can see how God can answer our prayers of faith with messages of instruction, peace, and warning.

In our prayers we seek to know what God would have us do, what we should do to find peace and happiness in this life and the next, and what lies ahead of us. The Doctrine and Covenants is filled with answers to such questions asked by ordinary people and by prophets in humble prayer. It can be a precious guide to teach us how to receive answers to questions about our temporal well-being and eternal salvation.

Humility and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are key. Oliver Cowdery received an answer from the Lord regarding his desire to help in the translation of the Book of Mormon: “Remember that without faith you can do nothing; therefore ask in faith. Trifle not with these things; do not ask for that which you ought not” (D&C 8:10).

Supplemental ideas: 
LDS.org has a children's prayer game that includes scriptures that talk about prayer. Click here to get it. 

Consider sharing the following video about how we receive revelation and hear the voice of the Lord in our lives.

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