Happy Birthday, President Nelson! Here are our favorite quotes from our prophet given over the last year

President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Nelson.
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President Russell M. Nelson was born on September 9, 1924. In celebration of his 98th birthday, here’s a list of 12 inspiring quotes from our beloved prophet this past year.

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We are deeply grateful for our ancestors. They have laid a foundation of faith that undergirds our spiritual strength.
Groundbreaking ceremony for the Ephraim Utah Temple on August 27, 2022
I promise that if you will make time to be in the temple regularly, it will change your lives. It will bless your families, strengthen your faith, and open the windows of heaven for you.
Washington D.C. Temple rededication on August 14, 2022

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I believe that if the Lord were speaking to you directly tonight, the first thing he would make sure you understand is your true identity.
Worldwide devotional for young adults on May 15, 2022

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Contention violates everything the Savior stood for and taught. I love the Lord Jesus Christ and testify that His gospel is the only enduring solution for peace. His gospel is a gospel of peace.
April 2022 general conference, “Preaching the Gospel of Peace”
My call today, my dear brothers and sisters, is to end the conflicts that are raging in your heart, your home, and your life. Bury any and all inclinations to hurt others—whether those inclinations be a temper, a sharp tongue, or resentment for someone who has hurt you. … We are followers of the Prince of Peace. Now more than ever, we need the peace only He can bring. How can we expect peace to exist in the world when we are not individually seeking peace and harmony?
April 2022 general conference, “The Power of Spiritual Momentum”

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The future is always uncertain. Weather changes. Economic cycles are unpredictable. Disasters, accidents, and illness can change life quickly. These actions are largely beyond our control. But there are some things we can control, including how we spend our time each day.
April 2022 general conference, “Now Is The Time”
Pray and watch for opportunities to share the joy that you have in the gospel. You may be surprised how the Lord will answer your prayers.
Devotional to Latter-day Saints in Europe on January 23, 2022

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When so many around us are burdened with fear and uncertainty, I invite you to make room in your heart for those around you who may be struggling to see the light of the Savior and to feel His love. No gifts will mean as much as acts of pure love you offer to the lonely, the worn down, and the weary.
2021 Christmas Message

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[The] truths contained in the Book of Mormon will center your lives on Jesus Christ and His gospel. Daily immersing yourselves in the Book of Mormon will help you stay in the center of the covenant path. True joy will be yours now and forever.
Devotional for Latter-day Saints in the midwestern US on October 17, 2021
The voices and pressures of the world are engaging and numerous. But too many voices are deceptive, seductive, and can pull us off the covenant path. To avoid the inevitable heartbreak that follows, I plead with you today to counter the lure of the world by making time for the Lord in your life—each and every day.
October 2021 general conference, “Make Time for the Lord”
The doctrine of Christ helps us find and stay on the covenant path. Staying on that narrow but well-defined path will ultimately qualify us to receive all that God has. Nothing could be worth more than all our Father has!
October 2021 general conference, “Pure Truth, Pure Doctrine, and Pure Revelation”
It is now time that we each implement extraordinary measures—perhaps measures we have never taken before—to strengthen our personal spiritual foundations. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.
October 2021 general conference, “The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation”

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