One of the most defining moments of my teen years was standing up every Sunday and saying the Young Women’s theme. I felt the power of the words every week. And by increments, I felt my testimony grow. Then last year, they changed the YW theme to a new and incredibly powerful one. I know that if I had repeated the new theme, I would be leaping tall buildings in a single bound by now.
Then last week, I stumbled across the Aaronic Priesthood Theme. According to my husband, they haven’t always repeated a theme at the beginning of class. But this new theme is just as amazing as the counterpart for young women.
The new Aaronic Priesthood Quorum theme is as follows:
I am a beloved son of God, and He has a work for me to do.
With all my heart, might, mind, and strength, I will love God, keep my covenants, and use His priesthood to serve others, beginning in my own home.
As I strive to serve, exercise faith, repent, and improve each day, I will qualify to receive temple blessings and the enduring joy of the gospel.
I will prepare to become a diligent missionary, loyal husband, and loving father by being a true disciple of Jesus Christ.
I will help prepare the world for the Savior’s return by inviting all to come unto Christ and receive the blessings of His Atonement.
It’s amazing, right? The “I” statements are so effective and powerful. I feel like I am making those promises myself as I read the theme. My son is a brand-new deacon. And the idea of him repeating these inspiring statements every week fills me with joy.
Free Printable Theme Below
After reaching out to the leaders in our Ward, I found out they were already trying to say it weekly. So, at their request, I made the theme into a beautiful bookmark for each Aaronic Priesthood holder in our ward. It turned out well! And I decided it needed to be shared. So below you will find a free printable version for your young men.
The world is changing, but the Lord’s tools for His children are more powerful than ever. I have no doubt who will be victorious in this battle for our souls, and I am thrilled to get to witness the surge in spiritual power at our fingertips. I hope you are able to use this free printable of the Aaronic Priesthood theme to bless the young men in your ward.
Patty thrives on all things creative. You’ll often find her in the garden pretending she is a suburban farmer. She loves meeting new people, and is devoted to her friends and family. In her heart she is a Midwesterner even though life has moved her all over the country. She believes in “blooming where you’re planted” and has found purpose in every place she has been. She has a deep and abiding love for the Savior and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And she loves editing LDS Blogs because it is a constant spiritual uplift. Not many people can say their job builds their witness of the Savior.