Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood Quorum
May 9. How Can the Holy Ghost Bless Me Every Day? Doctrine and Covenants 46–48


“May 9. How Can the Holy Ghost Bless Me Every Day? Doctrine and Covenants 46–48,” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2021 (2020)

“May 9. How Can the Holy Ghost Bless Me Every Day?” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2021

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Prayer

May 9

How Can the Holy Ghost Bless Me Every Day?

Doctrine and Covenants 46–48

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Counsel Together

Led by a member of the quorum or class presidency; approximately 10–20 minutes

At the beginning of the meeting, repeat together the Young Women Theme or the Aaronic Priesthood Quorum Theme. Then lead a discussion about the work of salvation and exaltation using one or more of the questions below or questions of your own (see General Handbook, 10.2, 11.2, ChurchofJesusChrist.org). Plan ways to act on what you discuss.

  • Live the gospel. How can turning to the Lord help us deal with our challenges and trials?

  • Care for those in need. Who do we know who needs our prayers and our friendship?

  • Invite all to receive the gospel. What plans to share the gospel have been discussed in ward youth council meetings? How can our class or quorum get involved?

  • Unite families for eternity. How can doing family history work strengthen our relationships with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ?

At the end of the lesson, as appropriate, do the following:

  • Testify of the principles taught.

  • Remind quorum or class members about the plans and invitations made during the meeting.

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Teach the Doctrine

Led by an adult leader or youth; approximately 25–35 minutes

Prepare Yourself Spiritually

Many early members of the restored Church had read about the spiritual manifestations of the Holy Ghost in the scriptures (see Acts 2:1–4; 13:52; 1 Corinthians 12:4–11; 3 Nephi 19). As quorum or class members studied Doctrine and Covenants 46–48 this week, they may have learned that the Lord was eager to teach these Saints about the blessings the Holy Ghost could bring into their lives. What experiences have taught you how the Holy Ghost blesses you? How can the Holy Ghost help those you teach in all aspects of their lives?

To help you prepare to inspire your quorum or class to seek the influence of the Holy Ghost, you might review “Roles of the Holy Ghost” in True to the Faith ([2004], 82) and Elder Gary E. Stevenson’s message “How Does the Holy Ghost Help You?” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2017, 117–20).

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The Holy Ghost can help us understand and teach the truths of the gospel.

Learn Together

The scriptures give many examples of spiritual gifts. How can you help build quorum or class members’ faith that these gifts can be manifest in our lives today? You could begin by inviting them to write on the board a spiritual gift described in Doctrine and Covenants 46:7–33 and to discuss how they have seen it manifested in their lives or the life of someone they know.

In addition to the gifts of the Spirit, the Holy Ghost blesses us in many other ways. You can use one or more of the activities below to help quorum or class members better understand this.

  • Sometimes we think we need the Holy Ghost only for important decisions or events in our lives. How can you help those you teach recognize how much more the Holy Ghost can do for them? You could divide the quorum or class into small groups and ask each group to read one or more of the scriptures from “Supporting Resources.” One person from each group could share what they learned. Then invite each quorum or class member to make a list of ways the Holy Ghost can bless their daily lives. As they share their lists, they could talk about what they can do to have the Holy Ghost with them throughout each day.

  • Another way to help those you teach understand how the Holy Ghost can help them is to write the following questions on the board: What do we know about the Holy Ghost? How can the Holy Ghost help us? Then quorum or class members could search for answers in Elder Gary E. Stevenson’s message “How Does the Holy Ghost Help You?” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2017, 117–20). They could also find answers by reviewing “Roles of the Holy Ghost” in True to the Faith (page 82). As appropriate, share experiences you have had with the Holy Ghost, and invite the youth to share experiences they have had.

  • Quorum or class members could read “Personal Revelation” or “Learn to Recognize the Promptings of the Spirit” in chapter 4 of Preach My Gospel ([2019], 95–96, 102–3). Then they could pretend they are missionaries teaching someone who has never heard how the Holy Ghost can bless our lives. What would they say to them?

Act in Faith

Encourage quorum or class members to ponder and record what they will do to act on the impressions they received today. How does today’s lesson relate to personal goals they have made? If they would like, quorum or class members could share their ideas.

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Teaching in the Savior’s Way

The Savior shared simple stories, parables, and real-life examples to teach in a way that made sense to His disciples. What personal experiences can you share with the youth to help them understand the roles of the Holy Ghost and feel a desire to seek such experiences? (See Teaching in the Savior’s Way [2016], 22.)