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The prophet teaches me to read and pray about the Book of Mormon

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I love my Book of Mormon. It is Holy Scripture given to us by God. I love to read it and hear stories from it. Many prophets have asked us to read the Book of Mormon. Here are some examples of what they have said.
Ezra Taft Benson
““There is a book [that] we need to study daily, … namely the Book of Mormon. I love that book. …

“I bless you with increased understanding of the Book of Mormon. I promise you that. … if we will daily sup from its pages and abide by its precepts, God will pour out upon each child of Zion and the Church a blessing hitherto unknown.”

Ezra Taft Benson
(Ensign, May 1986, page 78.)
Prophet Joseph Smith
“I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.”

Joseph Smith
(History of the Church 4:461)

“And so, I counsel you, my beloved brothers and sisters and friends everywhere, to make reading in the Book of Mormon a few minutes each day a lifelong practice.”

Marion G. Romney, as quoted by President Ezra Taft Benson
(Ensign, May 1986, page 6.)
Gordon B Hinkley
“It was by faith that this marvelous record of ancient peoples, this testament which we call the Book of Mormon, was brought forth by the gift and power of God.”

Gordon B. Hinckley
(Ensign, November 1983, page 52.)

“The holy scriptures are for children, to fill their eager minds with sacred truth.”

Thomas S. Monson
(Ensign, Dec. 1985, page 48.)
Howard W Hunter
“[The Book of Mormon] will give you a greater desire to live in harmony with … gospel teachings.”

Howard W. Hunter
(Ensign, May 1983, page 16.)

“And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Moroni 10:4

“Like all books of profound value, [the Book of Mormon] is not casual reading. But if you persist, I assure you that it will be the most rewarding book you have ever set your mind to read.”

Boyd K. Packer
(Ensign, May 1986, page 59.”

I know that the more we read and study the Book of Mormon, the more we will understand and learn from it’s pages.

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Post date: June 19, 2008
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