Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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all the scattered remnants of Israel, who  have been driven to the ends of the earth, come  to a knowledge of the truth, believe in the  Messiah, and be redeemed from oppression, and  rejoice before thee.
O Lord, remember thy servant Joseph Smith  jr. and all his afflictions and persecutions, how  he has covenanted with Jehovah and vowed to thee  O mighty God of Jacob, and the commandments  which thou hast given unto him, and that he  hath sincerely strove to do thy will.— Have mercy,  O Lord, upon and children, that they  may be exalted in thy presence, and preserved  by thy fostering hand,— Have mercy upon all  their immediate connexions, that their preju dices may be broken up, and swept away as with  a flood, that they may be converted and redee med with Israel and know that thou art God.
Remember, O Lord, the , even all the  presidents of thy church, that thy right hand  may exalt them with all their families, and  their immediate connexions, that their names  may be perpetuated and had in everlasting  remembrance from generation to generation.
Remember all thy church, O Lord, with all their  families, and all their immediate connexions, with  all their sick and afflicted ones, with all the poor  and meek of the earth; that the kingdom which  thou hast set up without hands, may become a  great mountain and fill the whole earth, that  thy church may come forth out of the wilderness  of darkness, and shine forth fair as the moon, clear  as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners,  and be adorned as a bride for that day when [p. 183]
all the scattered remnants of Israel, who have been driven to the ends of the earth, come to a knowledge of the truth, believe in the Messiah, and be redeemed from oppression, and rejoice before thee.
O Lord, remember thy servant Joseph Smith jr. and all his afflictions and persecutions, how he has covenanted with Jehovah and vowed to thee O mighty God of Jacob, and the commandments which thou hast given unto him, and that he hath sincerely strove to do thy will.— Have mercy, O Lord, upon and children, that they may be exalted in thy presence, and preserved by thy fostering hand,— Have mercy upon all their immediate connexions, that their prejudices may be broken up, and swept away as with a flood, that they may be converted and redeemed with Israel and know that thou art God.
Remember, O Lord, the , even all the presidents of thy church, that thy right hand may exalt them with all their families, and their immediate connexions, that their names may be perpetuated and had in everlasting remembrance from generation to generation.
Remember all thy church, O Lord, with all their families, and all their immediate connexions, with all their sick and afflicted ones, with all the poor and meek of the earth; that the kingdom which thou hast set up without hands, may become a great mountain and fill the whole earth, that thy church may come forth out of the wilderness of darkness, and shine forth fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners, and be adorned as a bride for that day when [p. 183]
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