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Amidst wars and rumors of wars
Clear vision fails in the commotion
Lean to all the Lord offers
Press forward with faith and much devotion

Spread your wings high and far
Soaring as you should
Remembering who you are
Seek for all that is good

Counsel to Youth
President Boyd K. Packer
Ensign, November 2011

All at once our future was uncertain. We did not know what was ahead. Would we live to get married and have a family?

Today there are “wars and rumors of wars, and the whole earth [is] in commotion.”4 You, our youth, may feel uncertainty and insecurity in your lives. I want to counsel you and teach you and give you a warning about some things to do and some things not to do.


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Satan seeks to control
Our minds and actions
To confuse our role
And create distractions

But safety is assured
As we remember who we are
Precious beyond measure
We’ve wise counsel to take us far

Happiness is found
When we do not despair
But let the spirit abound
Holding to the rod with care

Counsel to Youth
President Boyd K. Packer
Ensign November 2011

“You are precious beyond measure….
We know from the scriptures that there was a war in heaven and that Lucifer rebelled and, with his followers, “was cast out into the earth.”2 He is determined to disrupt our Heavenly Father’s plan and seeks to control the minds and actions of all. This influence is spiritual, and he “is abroad in the land.”3

“But despite the opposition, trials, and temptations, you need not fail or fear.”

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