Friday, September 30
"I say again, follow the Brethren. In a few days [tomorrow] there opens another general conference of the Church. The servants of the Lord will counsel us. You may listen with anxious ears and hearts, or you may turn that counsel aside....What you shall gain will depend not so much upon their preparation of the messages as upon your preparation
-Boyd K. Packer
"Our being edified at conference depends on us. It becomes necessary that we prepare our hearts to receive and profit by the suggestions that may be made by the speakers during the progress of the conference, which may be prompted by the Spirit of the Lord. I have thought, and still think, that our being edified does not so much depend upon the speaker as upon ourselves."
"Pray for the Brethren at conference time. When the Brethren arise to speak you should ask the Lord to let them say something that you want to know, that they may suggest something to you that will be of some advantage. If you have any desire to know certain matters that you do not understand, pray that these brethren in their talks may say something that shall enlighten your mind in reference to that which troubles you, and we will have a grand and glorious conference, a better one than we have ever had before. Strange as it may appear, our last conference always seems the best, and may this be the case; and you brethren and sisters, let your hearts rise up to the Lord and exercise faith while our brethren are talking to you. We will not be disappointed, and you will not go home, you will not retire from this conference, without feeling you have been greatly and abundantly blessed."
Are you noticing a common theme?
Conference is as good as you make it.
We must prepare. We must pray. We must listen with open minds and hearts.
And if we do...
"[we] will not retire from this conference, without feeling greatly and abundantly blessed."
This is going to be a beautiful weekend.
I hope you enjoy it! I hope that you will receive answers to your concerns and questions.
I hope that you will feel the Lord's unending love for you individually.
I hope that it will be a weekend of deliverance.