“Power Shall Rest upon Thee . . . and I Will Be with Thee”
Doctrine and Covenants 39:12
12 And it shall come to pass that power shall rest upon thee; thou shalt have great faith, and I will be with thee and go before thy face.
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin said:
“What is said here to James [Covel] in this dispensation, when the Church was only nine months old, applies with equal force to us now—and is a remarkable and powerful reiteration of the promise made by the Savior during His earthly ministry. His pledge that He will be in our midst when two or three are gathered together in His name is a wonderful declaration of His unbounded love for each of us and assures us of His presence in our church services, in our individual lives, and in the intimate circles of our families.”
(“There Am I in the Midst of Them,” Ensign, May 1976, 55.)