Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25


Here at LDS.net we want to help you teach the best lessons you possibly can. While every teacher needs to seek out his/her own inspiration for how to best help their own class apply the principles of the gospel, we hope pointing you in the direction of a few helpful resources will aid you in your process.

This Week’s Lesson: Let Every Thing that Hath Breath Praise the Lord – Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25

Supplemental Audiovisual Resources

These churchofjesuschrist.org videos are a great pace-changer, and are edited so you don’t have to sit there searching for the right time interval:

“The Power of the Scriptures,” Elder Richard G. Scott

“Reclaimed,” Elder Shane M. Bowen

Mormon Messages

Taken straight from the app, for your teaching pleasure:

“Come Unto Christ”

Quotable and Inspired Text

Here are some resources from other talks and manuals about similar subjects that you can peruse.

“Book of Psalms May Have Inspired Psalm of Nephi”

“Trust in the Lord,” Elder L. Tom Perry

“You Make a Difference,” President Thomas S. Monson

“He Slumbers Not, Nor Sleeps,” President Gordon B. Hinckley

Alternate Activity Ideas

Since every class has different needs, we brainstormed a few extra ideas for class activities that might prove useful to you.


Read and Discuss D&C 25 with the class, and the significance of mixing prayer and music. What does the book of psalms tell us about the intended use of music on Earth? How does music express thoughts on a higher level than just speaking them?


Though King David was highly favored of the Lord, he also had many imperfections which eventually led to his downfall. Using what you know about the book of Psalms, lead a discussion with the class regarding the power of the prayers and actions of imperfect people, and how the Lord works through imperfect instruments to bring to pass many great things on Earth.

Seth has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since the age of eight. In his youth he tried to kill his poor parents by deliberately involving himself in more extracurricular activities than either of them had time or mortal energy to drive him to. Luckily for him, his parents are superhuman. Seth played soccer, hockey and any other team sport that involved arms, legs and fast-moving rubber spheroids, wrote short stories, poetry and music, and was far too involved in his High School's drama and mock trial programs for his social life's own good. Ice hockey stuck. So did writing. Seth doesn't know everything--but he knows that God and Jesus Christ live, that They love us, and that They always keep Their promises.