In the words of Thomas S. Monson

This Tuesday our beloved Prophet Thomas S. Monson passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. After his 90 years of life, he leaves a legacy of love, strength, discipleship and countless advice and guidance for all of us. In honor of his memory, I wanted to compile some of his quotes that have been impactful to me or that I feel can benefit everyone. I’m also including a link to an article written on Deseret News for more quotes and more information on his life.

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865694662/President-Thomas-S-Monson-quotes-highlights-of-a-prophets-teachings.html

Book of Mormon:“The importance of having a firm and sure testimony of the Book of Mormon cannot be overstated.”

Charity: “Find someone who is having a hard time, or is ill, or lonely, and do something for him or her.

Dating:”We hope youth will avoid too quick courtships. It is important that each young person become acquainted with the person he plans to marry, that there is certainty that each is looking down the same pathway, with the same eternal objectives in mind.

Death: “Find joy in the journey.”

* this one isn’t particularly in reference to death, but to the journey to it, we have to appreciate life for what it is a gift and enjoy it every day, and remember the joys of life, and the joys of promised eternal life  *

Discipleship: “May I always be found ‘on the Lord’s errand.

Faith: “When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes.

Friendship: “ Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.

Happiness: Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.

Holy Spirit: ” Never delay a prompting. When you honor a prompting and then stand back a pace, you realize that the Lord gave you the prompting. It makes me feel good that the Lord even knows who I am and knows me well enough to know that if He has an errand to be run, and He prompts me to run the errand, the errand will get done.

Life: “May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality… First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love.” 

Love: “ Never doubt someone that truly cares for you

Marriage: “In marriage—as in all relationships—happiness abounds when there is respect for each other. One must have a capacity to work out problems, a willingness to give and take, and a genuine unselfishness.

Missionary Work: “Now, some of you may be shy by nature or consider yourselves inadequate to respond affirmatively to a calling. Remember that this work is not yours and mine alone. It is the Lord’s work, and when we are on the Lord’s errand, we are entitled to the Lord’s help. Remember that the Lord will shape the back to bear the burden placed upon it.

Prayer: “Do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but you will be the miracle.

Priesthood: “The priesthood is not really so much a gift as it is a commission to serve, a privilege to lift, and an opportunity to bless the lives of others.

Repentance: “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”

Scriptures:“May each one of us search the scriptures with diligence, plan his life with purpose, teach the truth with testimony, and serve the Lord with love.

Service:“Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save.

Testimony: “It is essential for you to have your own testimony in these difficult times, for the testimonies of others will carry you only so far. However, once obtained, a testimony needs to be kept vital and alive through continued obedience to the commandments of God and through daily prayer and scripture study.

Temples:” Always have the temple in your sights.

Trials: “Our task is to become our best selves. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.

“None of us makes it through this life without problems and challenges—and sometimes tragedies and misfortunes. After all, in large part we are here to learn and grow from such events in our lives. We know that there are times when we will suffer, when we will grieve, and when we will be saddened. However, we are told, “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” How might we have joy in our lives, despite all that we may face? Again from the scriptures: “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you. – Thomas S. Monson

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