Open Your Heart to the Holy Ghost
April 2023

“Open Your Heart to the Holy Ghost,” For the Strength of Youth, Apr. 2023.

Last Word

Open Your Heart to the Holy Ghost

At this Easter season, I thank our Heavenly Father for the gift of His Beloved Son, who came voluntarily to earth to be our Redeemer. I am grateful to know that He atoned for our sins and rose in the Resurrection. Every day I am blessed to know that, because of His Atonement, I may someday be resurrected to live forever in a loving family.

I know those things by the only way any of us can know them. The Holy Ghost has spoken to my mind and heart that they are true—not just once but often.

We have the priceless promise of the Holy Ghost as a companion. Our obligation is to choose to open our hearts to receive continual spiritual direction and comfort through the Holy Ghost over a lifetime.


Illustrations by Emily E. Jones

The first choice is to be humble before God.

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The second is to pray with faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


The third is to obey exactly.

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And the fourth is to pray to know the needs and hearts of others and how to help them for the Lord.

I pray with all my heart that you will hear the voice of the Spirit, which is sent to you so generously. And I pray that you will open your heart always to receive the Spirit that you may have the joy of having Him with you as your companion constantly.