The Sabbath Day

1.”Part of it was knowing that I was well on the Lord’s side of the line. Another part was the feeling that Satan’s influence was farther away. Mostly it was the reinforcement received by the spiritual power which was generated. We had the rich feeling that the spiritual “fullness of the earth” (D&C 59:16) was ours, as promised by the Lord in section 59 of the Doctrine and Covenants.”

2. “I would counsel all students, if they can, to arrange their schedules so that they do not study on the Sabbath. If students and other seekers after truth will do this, their minds will be quickened and the infinite Spirit will lead them to the verities they wish to learn.”

James E. Faust, The Lord’s Day, October 1991 General Conference

3. “As we consider the pattern of the Sabbath and the sacrament in our own lives, there appear to be three things the Lord requires of us: first, to keep ourselves unspotted from the world; second, to go to the house of prayer and offer up our sacraments; and third, to rest from our labors.”

4. “Brothers and sisters, in the latter days the adversary succeeds when we relax our commitment to the Savior, ignore His teachings in the New Testament and other scripture, and cease to follow Him.”

5. “When Sunday morning arrives, help them to be well rested, properly dressed, and spiritually prepared to partake of the emblems of the sacrament and receive the enlightening, edifying, ennobling power of the Holy Ghost.”

L. Tom Perry, The Sabbath and the Sacrament, April 2011 General Conference

6.  “No son was ever taught more effectively by his father than I was on that occasion. My father not only knew the truth—he lived it.”

Thomas S. Monson, Becoming Our Best Selves, October 1999 General Conference

7.”The Lord has given the Sabbath day for your benefit and has commanded you to keep it holy. Many activities are appropriate for the Sabbath. Bear in mind, however, that Sunday is not a holiday. Sunday is a holy day.”

Thomas S. Monson, That We May Touch Heaven, October 1990 General Conference

8. “This is the time we are to attend our regular meetings together, study the life and teachings of the Savior and of the prophets.”

9. “Other appropriate Sunday activities include (1) writing personal and family journals, (2) holding family councils, (3) establishing and maintaining family organizations for the immediate and extended family, (4) personal interviews between parents and children, (5) writing to relatives and missionaries, (6) genealogy, (7) visiting relatives and those who are ill or lonely, (8) missionary work, (9) reading stories to children, and (10) singing Church hymns.” 

L. Tom Perry, The Importance of the Family, April 2003 General Conference

10. “But not all great music nor all popular religious music meets the special criteria of the sacred music of worship, of the Sabbath, of revelation.”

Boyd K. Packer, Reverence Invites Revelation, October 1991 General Conference