April 2, 2019
Do you have questions you want answers to? Are you seeking peace, comfort, or guidance? Then watch general conference! The First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will address more than 16 million members and deliver inspirational messages.
As we’ve been taught, revelation requires preparation, so how can you best prepare for this special opportunity? Here are a few ideas to get started:
Fast and pray
Before watching general conference, try having a special fast accompanied by sincere prayer. If there’s a challenge you’re facing, fasting can open your heart and mind to revelation that can help bring inspiration and peace.
President James E. Faust once said, “It is a privilege to ask Deity for specific blessings.”1 Be specific in your prayers. Specific prayers offered in faith often lead to specific revelation. Then, as you listen attentively to the conference messages and act on what you learn, answers will eventually come.
Watching general conference without distractions, such as your phone, social media, or even side conversations, can free your mind to receive revelation. Distractions might cause you to miss important messages Heavenly Father has for you. Making conference your primary focus shows Him that you’re ready to learn and apply what you’re learning.
When something a speaker shares sticks out to you, it’s often the Spirit guiding you to take action. Consider writing down ideas, promptings, and feelings that come into your mind and heart as you watch. These might be peaceful feelings, directions on how to improve, or promptings to help someone else. When you write these down, you can easily go back and remember what you learned and how you felt.
General conference isn’t meant to be a one-weekend experience to be forgotten once the Sunday afternoon session ends. The divinely inspired messages can uplift and inspire you throughout the coming months and remind you of your commitment to follow Jesus Christ. After taking some time to ponder your notes, consider setting a few specific, achievable goals to apply what you learned. Review your goals and evaluate your progress often.
We’re blessed to live in a time when the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored and we can receive modern-day revelation through modern-day prophets and apostles. If we open our hearts to their messages, we will feel peace. Be sure to watch general conference at ChurchofJesusChrist.org!
After conference, share what you learned in the comments below!
Comments on "Make the Most Out of General Conference"
I’m so happy for these tips.
Thanks for the testimony. It’s helped me a lot.
Thank you for preparing us for this General Conference and I know cannot wait to hear our Presidencies with their inspirational talks.
Thanks a lot for this great information. We are so blessed to have a living Prophet.
We thank the for the Prophet.
Thank you presidencies for your advice.
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem
Thank God for another opportunity for us to be blessed.
Thanks for the great guidance! May God continue to guide and protect us.
It gives us strenght to endure in the kingdon
We are truly blessed to have living prophets who speak and interpret the mind of God for us. This message has motivated me to sincerely prepare myself and my family to receive the blessings and revelations of this coming General Conference.
Thank you for sharing this message with me.
Words of wisdom to listen to. Every General Conference has a message. I look forward to it.
Thanks so much… Important information 👌
Very simple and so precious suggestions.
Thank you for these important suggestions to get more out of General Conference. I believe General Conference can be a life-changing experience for those who apply these suggestions.
Wow, I think these are always the tips for a successful learning experience, but we sometimes forget to use them. I’m glad it reminded me again. So looking forward to this conference to answer many things.
I‘m preparing like there’s no tomorrow. I’m excited, happy, and thankful for our prophet’s words, as well as everyone else preparing talks for this unforgettable general conference.
Thanks very much for the tips shared. We’re really blessed to belong to the Church of the Lord.
Thank the Lord for the prophet.
Thanks very much for this inspired notification. I know that over 16 million lives are going to be blessed on that faithful Saturday and Sunday. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Thank you for your testimony, Sulaiman! General Conference can be such an uplifting and inspiring experience. Enjoy your Conference weekend!
Thanks for the tips.
Perfect advice and direction!
This is great, and thanks once again.
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