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President Nelson shares health updates since his fall, thanks members for their prayers

With an early September fall resulting in the injury of muscles in his back and virtual participation in First Presidency meetings and October 2023 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson has reported that he is slowly returning to work in person, thanking those who have prayed for his recovery.

“Thank you for your prayers for me during the last two months,” wrote the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “My recovery from my fall in September when I injured the muscles in my back has been rigorous. I have needed your prayers.”

The updates were posted on President Nelson’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on Friday, November 10.

President Nelson quoted the teachings of the apostle James, that the effectual fervent prayers of righteous men and women “availeth much.” (See James 5:16.) “Your prayers opened the heavens, and the Lord is blessing me,” President Nelson said.

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You can read more about President Nelson’s post on Church News.

Discover more in “Heart of the Matter”

Living through technological innovation from radio to rocket ships, wars and resolutions, cultural shifts and progress, President Russell M. Nelson has seen the workings of the Almighty in all aspects of life. In Heart of the Matter, he reflects back on his one hundred years of living and the lessons he’s learned over the past century, including the core truths he has come to know matter most for this life and the next. Available at Deseret Book and

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