Near the conclusion of the Savior’s visit to the Nephites on the first day, He
encouraged the people to go to their homes and ponder and pray about His
teachings to prepare for His visit the next day (see 3 Nephi 17:3).
Our righteous desires and prayers can qualify us to
be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles…“The Holy Ghost … is the source of our testimony of the Father and the Son. …“We need the Holy Ghost as our constant companion to help us make better choices in the decisions that confront us daily. … Companionship with the Spirit will give them [our youth] the strength to resist evil and, when necessary, repent and return to the strait and narrow path. … We all need the fortification available through the Holy Ghost. … Having the gift of the Holy Ghost helps familymembers make wise choices—choices that will help them return with their families to their Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, to live with Them eternally” (“The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 8).