“Joy,” Friend, Mar. 1972, inside front cover–1


Follow the directions of the Book of Mormon,

And pray for your families,

Your cattle, your flocks, your herds, your corn,

And all things that you possess;

Ask the blessing of God upon all your labors,

And everything that you engage in.

Keep the commandments of God;

And then you will be able more

Perfectly to understand the difference

Between right and wrong—

Between the things of God

And the things of men;

And your path will be like that

Of the just, which shineth brighter

And brighter.

In obedience there is joy

And peace unspotted.

Prophet Joseph Smith

Illustrated by Phyllis Luch