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Ideas to Prepare to Participate in October General Conference

Sep 23, 2023, 1:00 PM – Sep 30, 2023, 4:59 AM

Naperville 3rd Ward
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Are you wondering how you can better prepare to “hear Him” during General Conference?


About this event

On September 30th and October 1st, 2023, we have the privilege of hearing messages of inspiration and guidance from Heavenly Father through His Prophet, Apostles, and other Church leaders. General Conference is an amazing gift—a gift we should try to reap as many benefits from as we can!

Are you wondering how you can better prepare to “hear Him” during the upcoming general conference? 

Here are a few ideas how you and your family can prepare:

1. Ask Questions and Look for Answers

We should approach general conference with questions in mind. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf taught: “Answers to your specific prayers may come directly from a particular talk or from a specific phrase. At other times answers may come in a seemingly unrelated word, phrase, or song. A heart filled with gratitude for the blessings of life and an earnest desire to hear and follow the words of counsel will prepare the way for personal revelation.

So, as you prepare for General Conference, think about questions that have been weighing on your mind, write them down, and then listen for answers the Lord will send you through His servants during general conference. Write down revelation you receive.

2. Open Your Heart and Mind and Hear Him

In addition to answering your questions, the Lord may have other things He wants to tell you. Be open to any messages He may have for you. If you pray to Him and genuinely ask for help in hearing and recognizing His voice, He will help you find those messages meant for you during general conference. Write down impressions you receive.

3. Learn More about the Special Witnesses of Jesus Christ

One reason we love General Conference so much is that it gives us an opportunity to hear the Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ do what they were called to do — bear their testimonies as special witnesses of Him. As you listen to their messages, listen specifically for what they teach about Jesus Christ. See this as an opportunity to deepen your faith in the Savior and His gospel.

If you would like to learn more about these special witnesses of Jesus Christ, there are great resources at the Church’s website. These resources are a great way to learn about Church leaders and deepen your testimony of their special callings.

4. Invite Others to Participate in General Conference

Just as He has messages for you, God wants to speak to all of His children. Think of someone you know who would benefit from hearing the Lord’s voice during general conference. There are many ways to invite others to experience general conference:

-- Invite friends and family to watch conference with you.

-- Share inspiring content, highlights, and quotes from conference on social media. The Church provides shareable resources online.

-- Help prepare young children and youth with the engaging activities and resources available online.



September 23 – 30, 2023
1:00 PM – 4:59 AM UTC