How can I Obtain Peace?

   Lord's Promise To You       What you must do              Reference


"But learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come."             (D&C 59:23)


          Do works of righteousness                         D&C 59:23


"Great blessings come to those who carry out this responsibility (hold FHE).  Last year's lessons have brought many families closer to one another, and have brought a great measure of peace and harmony in many homes." 


       Hold Family Home Evenings President David O. McKay - Foreward of 1966 Family Home Evening Manual


"Contentment and progress contribute to peace. If we are no better tomorrow than we are today, we are not very useful.... So we want to experience two things: contentment and progress -- progress intellectually, progress physically, but above all, progress spiritually; and the cognizance that we grow contributes to peace. You cannot remain stationary." 


    Keep progressing in all ways--but  mainly spiritually. David O. McKay, Pathways to   Happiness, p. 292


"Peace is the gift of God. Do you want peace? Go to God. Do you want
peace in your families? Go to God. Do you want peace to brood over your
families? If you do, live your religion, and the very peace of God will dwell and abide with you, for that is where peace comes from, and it doesn't dwell anywhere else."


       Go to God.  Live your religion. President John Taylor, JD 10:56-58; May 18, 1862


"Personal peace and our level of spirituality will increase as we focus on studying and thinking about Christ every day; by loving and thanking Christ more each day for his atoning sacrifice; by daily striving to serve Christ better through becoming more involved in missionary service; by making a greater effort to find his lost sheep, his lost coins, his lost prodigals, and helping them to return to the fold; by making a more concerted effort to be in the temple more frequently; and by researching more diligently our family's history. Is there any peace greater than that of the faithful missionary, the caring shepherd, the dedicated temple patron and worker?

"In spite of all the problems in the world today, peace can come to the hearts of each of us as we follow the Savior. Christ is the way to peace, the truth of peace, the life of peace, the source of peace. Look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, talk of Christ, rejoice in Christ, preach of Christ, live as Christ would have us live, and worship him and our Heavenly Father with all your heart, might, mind, and strength." 


1.  Study and think about Christ every day.
2.  Love and thank Christ more each day for his atoning sacrifice.
3.  Missionary service.
4.  Find lost sheep.
5.  Attend temple.
6.  Family History work.
7.  Follow the Savior.
8.  Live as Christ would have us live.
9.  Worship Christ and our Heavenly Father with all our heart, might, mind, and strength.
Robert E. Wells, "Peace," General Conference, April 1991; see Ensign, May 1991, p. 87


To be a maker of peace, it helps if we understand what brings peace. Paul says that it is the Spirit: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.”  Our closeness to the Lord will, in great measure, determine the peace and comfort and renewed strength that we feel as we invite the Spirit into our lives.


Stay close to the Lord.
Invite the Spirit into our lives.
Robert E. Wells, "Peace," General Conference, April 1991; see Ensign, May 1991, p. 87
Peace "The solution to achieve peace is always the same:
Turn to Christ;
Follow his example;
Repent of all transgressions."
Robert E. Wells, "Peace," General Conference, April 1991; see Ensign, May 1991, p. 87


"Peace--peace in a world where that word is hardly understood, let alone
 experienced.  When all the challenges pour down on you, you will have a quiet inner feeling of support.  You will be prompted to know what to do.  You can live in a world of turmoil and great challenge and be at peace." 


                Obedience to God Richard  G. Scott -  Fireside Address at BYU, June 3, 1990 - "Fruits of Obedience"


Lives will be filled with joy and peace.


        Keep the Sabbath Day Holy. First Presidency statement on the Sabbath:  January 1992 Ensign, p. 80.


“And I will give peace in the land,
 and ye shall lie down, and none shall
 make you afraid: and I will rid evil
 beasts out of the land, neither shall
 the sword go through your land. …"


        Keep the Sabbath Day Holy "Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy", by Elder Earl C. Tingey, Ensign, Feb. 2000, p. 48-55

                    Lev. 26:2-6, 9


Cast out guilt, overcome depression,
receive the blessing of peace of mind, and find enduring joy. 


Pray for help and guidance, and you will be led to find it. Go to where you know the light of truth shines—to a worthy friend, a loving bishop or stake president, an understanding parent.
Come back.  Follow the path to peace and joy through complete repentance.
Richard G. Scott, “The Path to Peace and Joy,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 25

"Those who immersed themselves completely in that hymn just received a wonderful blessing! Heartfelt singing, whether it is done while you are alone or when surrounded by others, can provide a welcome conduit to peace and true joy."

Immerse yourself in the Hymns

Centering the Arts in Christ" - K. Newell Dayley, BYU Dev. March 6, 2001