But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
— 1 Peter 2:9, NKJV
Let us come into right relation to God at this meeting. Let us humble ourselves before him... We need to have the Spirit of God resting upon us, leading us to constant self-sacrifice.
Let us begin to work for those who have not had the light. “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth,” the Saviour declared; “and, lo, I am with you alway.” What we need is a living faith, faith to proclaim...that we have a living Savior, one who will go before us, and who will work with us. God will do the work, if we will furnish him the instruments. There needs to be among us a great deal more of prayer, and much less of unbelief.
We need to remember that Christ is always to our right hand as we proclaim liberty to the captives, and deal the bread of life to hungry souls. When we keep before our minds the urgency and importance of our work, the salvation of God will be revealed in a remarkable manner.
Let us praise his holy name for every evidence of his love. We want to see the salvation of God revealed in the lifting up of men from their low estate, from low ideas, to take part efficiently in the great work before us. Let us draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to us. Let us humble our souls before him, and we shall find grace and salvation.
God help us to put on the armor, and to act as if we were in earnest, as if the souls of men and women were worth saving. Let us seek a new conversion. Let us seek the Lord while he may be found, and call upon him while he is near.
We need the presence of the Holy Spirit of God with us, that our hearts may be softened, and that we may not bring a harsh spirit into the work. I pray that the Holy Spirit may take full possession of our hearts. Let us act like children of God who are looking to him for counsel, ready to work out his plans whenever presented. God will be glorified by such a people.
— The General Conference Bulletin, May 24, 1909
Praise His holy name for every evidence of His love.
God help us to act in earnest, as if the souls of men and women were worth saving.
Seek a new conversion, call on Him while He is near.
Pray that the Holy Spirit may take full possession of your heart. Look to Him for counsel, be ready to work out His plans.