Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 151[a]
image

6 February 1836 • Saturday

Saturday 6.  called the together to receive the of  all their blessings, The & in  the council room as usual— The with the   in the second room & the in the 3—  I laboured with each of these for some  time to bring to the order which God had shown  to me which is as follows— first part to be spent  in solemn prayer before god without any talking  or confusion & the conclusion with a sealing pray er by Pres. when all the quorems  are to shout with one accord a solemn to God & the Lamb with an Amen—  amen & amen— & then all take seats & lift up  their hearts in silent prayer to God & if any  obtain a prophecy or vision not to rise & speak  that all may be edefied & rejoice together  I had considerable trouble to get all the quorems  united in this order— I went from room to room  repeatedly & charged each separately— assuring  them that it was according to the mind of God  yet notwithstanding all my labour— while I was  in the east room with the Bishops quorems I f[e]lt  by the spirit that something was wrong in the  quorem of Elders in the west room— & I immedi ately requested Pres. & to go  in & see what was the matter— The quorem  of Elders had not observed the order which I  had given them & were reminded of it by Pres.   & mildly requested to observe  order & continue in prayer & requested— some  of them replied that they had a teacher of their  own & did not wish to be troubled by others  this caused the spirit of the Lord to withdraw [p. 151[a]]

6 February 1836 • Saturday

Saturday 6. called the together to receive the of all their blessings, The & in the council room as usual— The with the in the second room & the in the 3— I laboured with each of these for some time to bring to the order which God had shown to me which is as follows— first part to be spent in solemn prayer before god without any talking or confusion & the conclusion with a sealing prayer by Pres. when all the quorems are to shout with one accord a solemn to God & the Lamb with an Amen— amen & amen— & then all take seats & lift up their hearts in silent prayer to God & if any obtain a prophecy or vision to rise & speak that all may be edefied & rejoice together I had considerable trouble to get all the quorems united in this order— I went from room to room repeatedly & charged each separately— assuring them that it was according to the mind of God yet notwithstanding all my labour— while I was in the east room with the Bishops quorems I felt by the spirit that something was wrong in the quorem of Elders in the west room— & I immediately requested Pres. & to go in & see what was the matter— The quorem of Elders had not observed the order which I had given them & were reminded of it by Pres. & mildly requested to observe order & continue in prayer & requested— some of them replied that they had a teacher of their own & did not wish to be troubled by others this caused the spirit of the Lord to withdraw [p. 151[a]]
Page 151[a]