President Henry B. Eyring: ‘The Power of Sustaining Faith’

Second counselor in the First Presidency

Notable quotes:

“You make a promise with God, whose servants these are, that you will sustain (the servants of God).”
“We could rise higher in our power to sustain each other.”
“In the priesthood quorum and in the family, increased faith to sustain each other is the way we build the Zion the Lord wants us to create.”

Summary points:

  1. Sustaining God’s chosen leaders brings happiness.
  2. Improvements could be made in sustaining one another.
  3. The home and family are both proven powers of faith.

Talk summary:

One's faith to sustain servants of God are often at the heart of happiness in life.

"You choose whether to sustain all whom the Lord calls — in whatever the Lord has called them. That choice happens in conferences all over the world. It has happened in this one. In such meetings, names of men and women — servants of God — are read and you are invited to raise your hand to sustain. You can withhold your sustaining vote, or you can pledge your sustaining faith.

"By raising your hand to sustain, you make a promise. You make a promise with God, whose servants these are, that you will sustain them."

Keeping those promises requires faith and will bring eternal happiness.

Members across the world are generally loyal to each other and to those who preside over them.

"There are, however, improvements we could and must make. We could rise higher in our power to sustain each other. It will take faith and effort."

Pray for leaders as they share their inspired messages. Listen for messages from their talks that will come as to personal prayers for help. "When the answers come, and I promise you they will, we will grow in our faith to sustain all the Lord's servants."

The home and family are proven powers of faith.

"In the priesthood quorum and in the family, increased faith to sustain each other is the way we build the Zion the Lord wants us to create. With His help we can, and we will. It will take learning to love the Lord with all our heart, might, mind, and strength and to love each other as we love ourselves."

In the news:

About the speaker:

  • President Henry B. Eyring has been a General Authority for more than three decades since he was first called in 1985.
  • He served as a counselor to President Thomas S. Monson from 2008 to 2018, and as a counselor to President Gordon B. Hinckley from 2007 to 2008. Now, he is serving as second counselor to President Russell M. Nelson.
  • He married Sister Kathleen Johnson in the Logan Utah Temple in July 1962. They are the parents of four sons and two daughters.

Recently on social:

  • On Instagram, President Eyring shared that he has to find a regular time to study the scriptures.
  • Around Christmastime, President Eyring recalled the joy he felt as a young boy when he and his family used to sing around their family piano. He also asked that others remember the joy that comes from knowing the Savior will redeem all people.
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  • President Eyring testified in a tweet that God knows and loves all of His children.