Priesthood session speakers

President Howard W. Hunter

President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First PresidencyPresident Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Council of the Twelve

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Second Quorum of the Seventy

Bishop Richard C. Edgley of the Presiding Bishopric

Organist Clay Christiansen set the tone in his prelude for the priesthood session with strains of the melody, "Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice," subdued as President Howard W. Hunter entered the Tabernacle and swelling in crescendo as the prophet and congregation were seated.

Just before President Thomas S. Monson, who conducted the session, greeted the congregation, the organist played "Beautiful Words of Love" in anticipation of what would be coming from the pulpit.

Directed by Donald Ripplinger and Robert Bowden, the Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth combined men provided musical selections.

Elder Angel Abrea of the Seventy offered the invocation, and Elder Lowell D. Wood of the Seventy gave the benediction.


Brotherly kindness

May the Lord strengthen each of us who holds the priesthood, that each may learn his duty as his brother's keeper. . . . - President Thomas S. Monson

Choosing the right

The more obedient you are, the more you stand for true principles, the more the Lord can help you overcome temptation. - Elder Richard G. Scott

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only true and valid basis for our lives. If we enter it into our system . . . we will know how to choose the right and to whom to listen. - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Our spiritual confidence is largely determined by our prior spiritual successes and, unfortunately, by our prior spiritual mishaps. - Bishop Richard C. Edgley


For a man to operate independent of or without regard to the feelings and counsel of his wife in governing the family is to exercise unrighteous dominion. - President Howard W. Hunter


We must strengthen one another, help one another, play the game together if we are to win the victory. . . . As holders of the priesthood we must live by a greater loyalty than other men. We must live with loyalty to God in whose name we are authorized to speak and act. - President Gordon B. Hinckley

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