Priesthood session speakers

President Gordon B. Hinckley

President Thomas s. Monson of the First PresidencyPresident James E. Faust of the First Presidency

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Presidency of the Seventy

Elder H. Bryan Richards of the Second Quorum of the Seventy

Turbulent weather outside the Tabernacle before the beginning of the priesthood session seemed to symbolize the theme of President Gordon B. Hinckley's remarks about the need for Church members to get their houses in order and to stop "living on borrowings." Though he made it clear he was not prophesying trouble in the future, he did say that recent wide swings in the markets of the world are "a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed."

President Hinckley conducted the session, with the invocation given by Elder John M. Madsen of the Seventy and the benediction by Elder Ray H. Wood of the Seventy. A combined men's choir from the Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus provided music. President Hinckley joked with the chorus a bit and said it lacked the "luster" that is usually provided by the presence of female vocalists in the choir seats.

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