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Prepare Every Needful Thing

As we devote ourselves to the Lord’s work, we must be involved in the hard work of preparation. … The Lord’s instruction to teach by the Spirit does not relieve us in the slightest degree from the necessity of making personal preparation. …

We must study the scriptures. We must study the teachings of the living prophets. We must learn all that we can to make ourselves presentable and understandable. … Preparation is a prerequisite to teaching by the Spirit.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks