dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“As priesthood bearers, we must realize that all of God’s children wear the same jersey.  Our team is the brotherhood of man.  This mortal life is our playing field.  Our goal is to learn to love God and to extend that love toward our fellow man.  We are here to live according to His law and establish the Kingdom of God.  We are here to build, uplift, treat fairly, and encourage all of Heavenly Father’s children.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf


brigham-young-mormon“Men who [hold] the Holy Priesthood, who are charged with words of eternal life to the world, should strive continually in their words and actions . . . to do honor to the great dignity of their calling and office as ministers and representatives of the Most High.”
– Brigham Young



henry-b-eyring-large“The priesthood gives us full access to the Atonement.”
– Henry B. Eyring





georgealbertsmith“What does it mean to magnify a calling?  It means to build it up in dignity and importance, to make it honorable and commendable in the eyes of all men, to enlarge and strengthen it to let the light of heaven shine through it to the view of other men.  And how does one magnify a calling?  Simply by performing the service that pertains to it.  An elder magnifies the ordained calling of an elder by learning what his duties as an elder are and then doing them.  As with an elder, so with a deacon, a teacher, a priest, a bishop, and each who holds office in the priesthood.”
– George Albert Smith


Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863“Nearly all men can stand adversity.  But if you want to test a man’s character – give him power.”
– Abraham Lincoln*



Lorenzo Snow“The glorious opportunity of becoming truly great belongs to every faithful Elder in Israel.  It is by right divine.”
– Lorenzo Snow




dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“The priesthood, or any responsibility within it, cannot be purchased or commanded.  The se of priesthood power cannot be influenced, swayed, or compelled by position, wealth, or by influence.  It is a spiritual power that operates on heavenly law.  It originates in that great Heavenly Father of us all.  It’s power can be controlled and directed only through principles of righteousness, not self-righteousness.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf


henry-b-eyring-large“Priesthood service gives you a greater meaning and perspective of eternal families.”
– Henry B. Eyring




hinckley_medium“It will be a marvelous day, my brethren—it will be a day of fulfillment of the purposes of the Lord—when our priesthood quorums become an anchor of strength to every man belonging thereto, when each such man may appropriately be able to say, ‘I am a member of a priesthood quorum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I stand ready to assist my brethren in all of their needs, as I am confident they stand ready to assist me in mine. … Working together, we can stand, without embarrassment and without fear, against every wind of adversity that might blow, be it economic, social, or spiritual.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley


John-taylor-mormon“What is the priesthood? … It is the government of God, whether on the earth or in the heavens, for it is by that power, agency, or principle that all things are governed on the earth and in the heavens, and by that power that all things are upheld and sustained. It governs all things – it directs all things – it sustains all things – and has to do with all things that God and truth are associated with.”
– John Taylor



MONSON_medium“We who have been ordained to the priesthood of God can make a difference. When we qualify for the help of the Lord, we can build boys, we can mend men, we can accomplish miracles in His holy service. Our opportunities are without limit.”
– Thomas S. Monson



linda-k-burton-large“I am convinced that a husband is never more attractive to His wife than when he is serving in his God-given roles as a worthy priesthood holder.”
– Linda K. Burton




MONSON_medium“Wherever you go, your priesthood goes with you. Are you standing in holy places? Before you put yourself and your family in jeopardy by venturing into places or participating in activities which are not worthy of you or of that priesthood, pause to consider the consequences. Remember who you are and what God expects you to become. You are a child of promise. You are a man of might. You are a son of God.”
– Thomas S. Monson



dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“Brethren, when we stand before the Lord to be judged, will He look upon the positions we have held in the world or even in the Church? Do you suppose that titles we have had other than ‘husband,’ ‘father,’ or ‘priesthood holder’ will mean much to Him? Do you think He will care how packed our schedule was or how many important meetings we attended? Do you suppose that our success with filling our days with appointments will serve as an excuse for failure to spend time with our wife and family? The Lord judges so very differently from the way we do. He is pleased with the noble servant, not with the self-serving noble.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

d-todd-christofferson-large“We cannot afford young men who lack self-discipline and live only to be entertained. We cannot afford young adult men who are going nowhere in life, who are not serious about forming families and making a real contribution in this world. We cannot afford husbands and fathers who fail to provide spiritual leadership in the home. We cannot afford to have those who exercise the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God, waste their strength in pornography or spend their lives in cyberspace. Brethren, we have work to do.”
– D. Todd Christofferson


dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“Yes, there is always something imperfect in any situation. Yes, it is easy to find things to complain about. But brethren, we are bearers of the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God! .. I feel a certain sadness for those who do not grasp and appreciate the wonder and privilege of the priesthood. They are like passengers on an airplane who spend their time grumbling about the size of the packet of peanuts while they are soaring through the air, far above the clouds.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf


henry-b-eyring-large“Every person is different and has a different contribution to make. No one is destined to fail. As you seek revelation to see gifts God sees in those you lead in the priesthood—particularly the young—you will be blessed to lift their sights to the service they can perform.”
– Henry B. Eyring



Russell_M_Nelson“The kingdom of God is governed by the authority of the priesthood. It is not conferred for honor, but for a ministry of service. Priesthood titles are not created by man; neither are they for adornment, nor do they express mastership. They denote appointment to service in the work of the Lord.”
– Russell M. Nelson



brigham-young-mormon“When I lay hands on the sick, I expect the healing power and influence of God to pass through me to the patient, and the disease to give way. … When we are prepared, when we are holy vessels before the Lord, a stream of power from the Almighty can pass through the tabernacle of the administrator to the system of the patient, and the sick are made whole.”
– Brigham Young



david-a-bednar-large“Missionary work is a manifestation of our spiritual identity and heritage. We were foreordained in the premortal existence and born into mortality to fulfill the covenant and promise God made to Abraham. We are here upon the earth at this time to magnify the Priesthood and to preach the gospel. That is who we are and that is why we are here – today and always.”
– David A. Bednar


MONSON_medium“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.”
– Thomas S. Monson




MONSON_medium“Miracles are everywhere to be found when priesthood callings are magnified. When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes. Whom God calls, God qualifies.”
– Thomas S. Monson



Joseph_Smith1_Mormon“Priesthood is an everlasting principle, and existed with God eternity, and will to eternity, without beginning of days or end of years.”
– Joseph Smith




wilfordwoodruff“The Holy Priesthood is the channel through which God communicates and deals with man upon the earth; and the heavenly messengers that have visited the earth to communicate with man are men who held and honored the priesthood while in the flesh; and everything that God has caused to be done for the salvation of man, from the coming of man upon the earth to the redemption of the world, has been and will be by virtue of the everlasting priesthood.”
– Wilford Woodruff


josephfsmith“The priesthood … is … the power of God delegated to man by which man can act in the earth for the salvation of the human family, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, and act legitimately; not assuming authority, nor borrowing it from the generations that are dead and gone, but authority that has been given in this day in which we live by ministering angels and spirits from above, direct from the presence of Almighty God.”
– Joseph F. Smith


henry-b-eyring-large“Many things may help strengthen our younger brothers to rise up in the priesthood, but nothing will be more powerful than our helping them develop the faith and confidence that they can draw on the power of God in their priesthood service. The faith and confidence won’t stay with them from a single experience of being lifted by even the most gifted Melchizedek Priesthood holder. The ability to draw on those powers must be cultivated by many expressions of confidence from those who are more experienced in the priesthood.”
– Henry B. Eyring



Neal-A-Maxwell-Mormon“In the economy of heaven, God does not send thunder if a still, small voice is enough, or a prophet if a priest can do the job.”
– Neal A. Maxwell




ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“I say to you that one of the most important things you can do as priesthood leaders it to immerse yourselves in the scriptures. Search them diligently. Feast upon the words of Christ. Learn the doctrine. Master the principles that are found therein. There are few other efforts that will bring greater dividends to your calling. There are few other ways to gain greater inspiration as you serve.”
– Ezra Taft Benson