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We must be willing to do our part

"When a person is placed in circumstances that he cannot possibly obtain one particle of anything to sustain life, it would then be his privilege to exercise faith in God to feed him, who might cause a raven to pick up a piece of dried meat from some quarter where there was plenty, and drop it over the famishing man. When I cannot feed myself through the means God has placed in my power, it is then time enough for him to exercise his providence in an unusual manner to administer to my wants. But while we can help ourselves, it is our duty to do so."

Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 155


"If the Latter-day Saints will walk up to their privileges, and exercise faith in the name of Jesus Christ, and live in enjoyment of the fullness of the Holy Ghost constantly day by day, there is nothing on the face of the earth that they could ask for, that would not be given to them. The Lord is waiting to be very gracious unto his people, and to pour out upon them riches, honor, glory, and power, even that they may possess all things according to the promises he has made through his Apostles and Prophets."

Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 156



"You know that it is one peculiarity of our faith and religion never to asks the Lord to do a thing without being willing to help him all that we are able; and then the Lord will do the rest."

Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 155

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