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Relief Society declaration

The following is the text of the new Relief Society declaration sent this week to LDS ward and stake leaders to be announced tonight. Titled "The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," it reads:

    "We are beloved spirit daughters of God, and our lives have meaning, purpose and direction. As a worldwide sisterhood, we are united in our devotion to Jesus Christ, our Savior and Exemplar. We are women of faith, virtue, vision and charity who:

    "Increase our testimonies of Jesus Christ through prayer and scripture study.

    "Seek spiritual strength by following the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

    "Dedicate ourselves to strengthening marriages, families and homes.

    "Find nobility in motherhood and joy in womanhood.

    "Delight in service and good works.

    "Love life and learning.

    "Stand for truth and righteousness.

    "Sustain the priesthood as the authority of God on Earth.

    "Rejoice in the blessings of the temple, understand our divine destiny, and strive for exaltation."