Today I, ____________________, will prepare so that I can reserve Sunday for the activities that are appropriate for the Sabbath day.
“Go to sacrament meeting prepared to worship the Lord and partake worthily of the sacrament… Be on time to your meetings.” – For the Strength of Youth
I, ____________________, commit go to sacrament this Sunday prepared to worship the Lord and partake worthily of the sacrament. I will not be late to my meetings.
“The Lord has said that as well as receiving by the Spirit, we are also to teach by the Spirit. What does that mean?
“Perhaps you have seen (or even been) someone walking down the hall to teach a class, glancing at the manual, and saying, “Oh well, I haven’t had time to prepare; I’ll just have to teach by the Spirit.” Or perhaps you have seen (or been) someone who has spent weeks preparing a lesson, complete with elaborate handouts, multiple visual aids, and a word-for-word written script from which he or she plans to “teach by the Spirit.”
“I suggest that neither of these approaches is what the Lord intends.
“The standard for teaching throughout the Church has been set forth in the scriptures and reinforced in the Preach My Gospel manual. We are instructed to “seek first to obtain [the Lord’s] word” (D&C 11:21)—in other words, to thoroughly prepare by studying, asking and seeking answers to faithful questions, and creating teaching outlines. We are then instructed to be completely open to the guidance of the Spirit in the actual teaching moment concerning what we should say and do.” – To Be Edified and Rejoice Together by A. Roger Merrill