The Holy Ghost Speaks Softly

    “The Holy Ghost Speaks Softly,” Friend, July 1997, 15

    The Holy Ghost Speaks Softly

    The Holy Ghost speaks softly.

    He never shouts, you’ll find.

    Instead, He whispers gently

    An idea in your mind.

    When you’re deciding something

    And aren’t sure what to do,

    Just listen hard within your heart—

    His voice will come to you!

    It may be He’ll remind you

    Of something Mother said.

    Perhaps a verse of scripture

    Will pop into your head.

    Sometimes you’ll get the feeling

    That tells you it’s OK—

    Or one that lets you know it’s wrong,

    That you should turn away.

    And if you want this gift to use,

    Each morning when you pray,

    Ask Heavenly Father to help you

    To listen through the day—

    To listen to the promptings

    That softly come to you

    To bless and help and guide you

    In everything you do.

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki