Come Follow Me


Stand in Holy Places

Reinforces this week’s “Come Follow Me” study: Doctrine and Covenants 85-87
“Stand Ye in Holy Places”


Doctrine & Covenants 87:8

“Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen.



When Joseph Smith had questions or concerns, he turned to the Lord for answers, and through the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost, Joseph received many revelations. When Joseph was translating the Bible, he received a revelation about how the parable of the wheat and the tares applies to us in the latter days. We can help to gather those who are willing to hear the voice of the Lord and stand strong even though trouble may be around us.  Joseph was also concerned about some of the “troubles among the nations” and he prayed to the Lord for understanding and guidance. Joseph was given a prophesy that foretold the coming of the Civil War. Although bad things would happen, the Saints were encouraged to “stand in holy places”.  As we do, we can feel peace in difficult times. 


My beloved brothers and sisters, communication with our Father in Heaven—including our prayers to Him and His inspiration to us—is necessary in order for us to weather the storms and trials of life. The Lord invites us, “Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me.” As we do so, we will feel His Spirit in our lives, providing us the desire and the courage to stand strong and firm in righteousness—to “stand … in holy places, and be not moved.” Thomas S. Monson


  • What do the wheat and tares represent in the parable?
  • What can we do when we need understanding and guidance?
  • How can we “stand in holy places?”

Activity idea:

Standing in Holy Places

Let each family member write ways they can "stand in holy places" and the blessings that come from it. Use the shoes as a reminder to stand in holy places this week.

Treat idea:

"Stand in Holy Places" Butter Cookies

Let each family member decorate a cookie like their own shoes. How can they "stand" in holy places?

These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.

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