President Monson to speak at Devotional

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The Prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak to students, staff and faculty at the Devotional on Tuesday in the Marriott Center. President Thomas S. Monson, as always, is expected to draw a crowd.

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President Thomas S. Monson addresses the congregation in the Saturday morning session of General Conference in April.

President Monson last addressed BYU students at Devotional  in 2009, and more than 20,000 individuals attended. He shared stories from the lives of past Church presidents, urging students to follow the example of Church leadership.

“What can we learn from the presidents whom I have known and about whom I have visited with you today?” President Monson said during his 2009 talk. “We can learn that they never wavered, never faltered, never failed; that they are men of God.”

President Monson, who was called as the 15th president of the Church in February 2008, also reaffirmed his dedication to the Church during that Devotional address.

“I pledge my life, my strength — all that I have to offer — in serving the Lord and in directing the affairs of His church in accordance with His will and by His inspiration,” President Monson said.

Hearing from the current Church president at Devotional has become a semi-regular tradition at BYU, and students have been known to line up or even camp out in front of the Marriott Center hoping to get a seat inside. In 2009, students greeted the prophet with an impromptu rendition of “We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet” when President Monson arrived.

The Devotional will start at 11:05 a.m.

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