The Surprising Way 2 Nephi 29:11 Defines a Prophet

This brief scriptural passage succinctly summarizes the content and spirit of both the Old and New Testament teachings about the availability of divine contact and assistance to all human beings and nations. This scripture also suggests that the definition of prophecy, and the related concept of prophethood, has been perhaps too narrowly understood. Prophets are those who lift spirits and teach gratitude.