Quotes on Faith From Top LDS (Mormon) Leaders and Apostles

Let These Quotes Inspire and Motivate You to Build and Exercise Your Faith!

These quotes on faith are by members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All are considered Apostles.

Faith in Jesus Christ is one of the first, and most basic principle, of the gospel. Let the quotes below inspire you and then seek to exercise your faith!

President Thomas S. Monson

Church president Thomas S. Monson. Photo courtesy of © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From Willing and Worthy to Serve, an address given in General Conference in April, 2012:

Miracles are everywhere to be found when the priesthood is understood, its power is honored and used properly, and faith is exerted. When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes.

President Henry B. Eyring

Henry B. Eyring
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency. © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From Mountains to Climb, an address given in General Conference in April, 2012:

It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel.

I cannot promise an end to your adversity in this life. I cannot assure you that your trials will seem to you to be only for a moment. One of the characteristics of trials in life is that they seem to make clocks slow down and then appear almost to stop.

There are reasons for that. Knowing those reasons may not give much comfort, but it can give you a feeling of patience.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Dieter F. Uchtdorf
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency. Photo courtesy of © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From The Way of the Disciple, an address given in General Conference in April, 2009:

When we hear the transcendent truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, hope and faith begin to blossom inside of us. 5 The more we fill our hearts and minds with the message of the risen Christ, the greater our desire is to follow Him and live His teachings. This, in turn, causes our faith to grow and allows the light of Christ to illuminate our hearts. As it does, we recognize the imperfections in our lives, and we desire to be cleansed of the depressing burdens of sin. We yearn for freedom from guilt, and this inspires us to repent.

Faith and repentance lead to the purifying waters of baptism, where we covenant to take upon us the name of Jesus Christ and walk in His footsteps.

President Boyd K. Packer

Boyd K. Packer
President Boyd K. Packer. Photo courtesy of © 2010 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From Counsel to Young Men, an address given in General Conference in April, 2009:

It may seem that the world is in commotion; and it is! It may seem that there are wars and rumors of wars; and there are! It may seem that the future will hold trials and difficulties for you; and it will! However, fear is the opposite of faith. Do not be afraid! I do not fear.

Elder L. Tom Perry

L. Tom Perry
Elder L. Tom Perry, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Photo courtesy of © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From  The Gospel of Jesus Christ, an address given in General Conference in April, 2008: 

In order to embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, people must first embrace Him whose gospel it is. They must trust the Savior and what He has taught us. They must believe that He has the power to keep His promises to us by virtue of the Atonement. When people have faith in Jesus Christ, they accept and apply His Atonement and His teachings.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Dallin H. Oaks
Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Photo courtesy of © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From Testimony, an address given in General Conference in April, 2008: 

There has never been a greater need for us to profess our faith, privately and publicly (see D&C 60:2). Though some profess atheism, there are many who are open to additional truths about God. To these sincere seekers, we need to affirm the existence of God the Eternal Father, the divine mission of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the reality of the Restoration. We must be valiant in our testimony of Jesus. Each of us has many opportunities to proclaim our spiritual convictions to friends and neighbors, to fellow workers, and to casual acquaintances. We should use these opportunities to express our love for our Savior, our witness of His divine mission, and our determination to serve Him.

Elder Richard G. Scott

Richard G. Scott
Elder Richard G. Scott, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Photo courtesy of © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From The Transforming Power of Faith and Character, an address given in General Conference in October, 2010:

When faith is properly understood and used, it has dramatically far-reaching effects. Such faith can transform an individual’s life from maudlin, common everyday activities to a symphony of joy and happiness. The exercise of faith is vital to Father in Heaven’s plan of happiness. But true faith, faith unto salvation, is centered on the Lord Jesus Christ, faith in His doctrines and teachings, faith in the prophetic guidance of the Lord’s anointed, faith in the capacity to discover hidden characteristics and traits that can transform life. Truly, faith in the Savior is a principle of action and power.

Elder David A. Bednar

David A. Bednar
Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. © 2010 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From Clean Hands and a Pure Heart, an address given in General Conference in October, 2007:

As we appropriately seek for and receive the spiritual gift of faith in the Redeemer, we then turn to and rely upon the merits, the mercy, and the grace of the Holy Messiah (see 2 Nephi 2:8). Repentance is the sweet fruit that comes from faith in the Savior and involves turning toward God and away from sin.

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Quentin L. Cook
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Photo courtesy of © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From In Tune With the Music of Faith, an address given in General Conference In April, 2012:

We acknowledge that there are members who are less interested and less faithful to some of the Savior’s teachings. Our desire is for these members to awaken fully to faith and increase their activity and commitment. God loves all His children. He wants all of them to return to Him. He desires everyone to be in tune with the sacred music of faith. The Savior’s Atonement is a gift for everyone.

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Neil L. Andersen
Elder Neil L. Andersen, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Photo courtesy of © 2010 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved,

From What Thinks Christ of Me?, an address given in General Conference in April, 2012:

Wherever you now find yourself on the road of discipleship, you are on the right road, the road toward eternal life. Together we can lift and strengthen one another in the great and important days ahead. Whatever the difficulties confronting us, the weaknesses confining us, or the impossibilities surrounding us, let us have faith in the Son of God, who declared, “All things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23).

Updated by Krista Cook.