President Henry B. Eyring: ‘I Love to See the Temple’

Second counselor in the First Presidency

Notable quotes:

“The temple is a holy place where revelation comes to us easily if our hearts are open to it and we are worthy of it.”
“It is in the temple we can receive the assurance of loving family connections that will continue after death and last for eternity.”
“[My] hope for you and for all your beloved family is that you will grow in desire and determination to be worthy to go into the house of the Lord as often as your circumstances allow.”

Summary points:

  • Increase desire to be worthy and ready for the increased opportunities for temple experiences that are coming.
  • Hope, joy and optimism come through accepting ordinances performed in temples.
  • Invite family to go to the temple to be close to the Savior; invite ancestors to qualify to be with Him and family forever.

Talk summary:

“The temple is a holy place where revelation comes to us easily if our hearts are open to it and we are worthy of it.”

Those who attend the temple worthily can “see” the Savior “in the sense that He becomes no longer unknown to us” and can receive spiritual teaching about Him.

Hope, joy and optimism come through accepting ordinances performed in temples. “It is in the temple we can receive the assurance of loving family connections that will continue after death and last for eternity.”

Eternal happiness depends on doing “our best to offer the same lasting happiness to as many of our kindred as we can,” on both sides of the veil.

Youth who receive a temple recommend to perform proxy baptisms will learn “that the ordinances of the temple always point to the Savior and His Atonement.”

“I pray that you will try to build desire in the hearts of Heavenly Father’s children to go [to the temple], where they can feel close to Him, and that you will also invite your ancestors to qualify to be with Him and with you forever.”

In the news:

About the speaker:

  • President Henry B. Eyring has been a General Authority for more than three decades, 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 Kathleen Johnson in the Logan Utah Temple in July 1962. They are the parents of four sons and two daughters.
  • He served as president of BYU–Idaho — then Ricks College — from 1971-1977.

Recently on social:

  • President Eyring testified of Heavenly Father’s love for His children on Feb. 28, and said that “the way through difficulties has always been prepared for you, and you will find it if you exercise faith.”
  • “You may not know what the future holds or where your path will lead, but I assure you that the Lord loves you and you are not alone,” President Eyring wrote on Dec. 4, 2020.
  • In an Oct. 29, 2020, social media post, President Eyring invited his followers to share blessings that they’ve seen from using the correct name of the Lord’s church.