History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house <​March 27. Dedication Prayer, Continued.​> of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God; that your incomings may be in th[e] name of the Lord, that your outgoings may be in the name of the Lord: that all your salutations may be in the name of the Lord, with uplifted hands to the most High.”
And now, Holy Father, we ask thee to assist us, thy people with thy grace in calling our solemn assembly, that it may be done to thy honor, and glory and to thy divine acceptance, and in a manner that we may be found worthy, in thy sight, to secure a fulfillment of the promises which thou hast made unto us thy people, in the Revelations given unto us, [HC 2:420] that thy glory may rest down upon thy people, and upon this thy house, which we now dedicate unto thee, that it may be sanctified and consecrated to be holy, and that thy holy presence may be continually in this ; and that all people who shall enter upon the threshold of the , may feel thy power and be constrained to acknowledge that thou hast sanctified it and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness.
And do thou grant, holy Father, that all those who shall worship in this , may be taught words of wisdom out of the best books, and that they may seek learning, even by study, and also by faith; as thou hast said; and that they may grow up in thee, and receive a fulness of the Holy Ghost, and be organized according to thy laws and be prepared to obtain every needful thing; and that this may be a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of glory, and of God even thy house: that all the incomings of thy people, into this house, may be in the name of the Lord; that all their outgoings, from this house, may be in the name of the Lord; that all their salutations may be in the name of the Lord, with holy hands, uplifted to the Most High; and that no unclean thing shall be permitted to come into thy house to pollute it.
And when thy people transgress, any of them, they may speedily repent and return unto thee, and find favor in thy sight, and be restored to the blessings which thou hast ordained, to be poured out upon those who shall reverence thee in thy house.
And we ask thee, holy Father, that thy servants may go forth from this , armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be round about them, and thine angels have charge over them; and from this place they may bear exceeding great and glorious tidings, in truth, unto the ends of the earth, that they may know that this is thy work, and that thou hast put forth, thy hand to fulfil that which thou hast spoken by the mouths of [p. 718]
a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house March 27. Dedication Prayer, Continued. of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God; that your incomings may be in the name of the Lord, that your outgoings may be in the name of the Lord: that all your salutations may be in the name of the Lord, with uplifted hands to the most High.”
And now, Holy Father, we ask thee to assist us, thy people with thy grace in calling our solemn assembly, that it may be done to thy honor, and to thy divine acceptance, and in a manner that we may be found worthy, in thy sight, to secure a fulfillment of the promises which thou hast made unto us thy people, in the Revelations given unto us, [HC 2:420] that thy glory may rest down upon thy people, and upon this thy house, which we now dedicate to thee, that it may be sanctified and consecrated to be holy, and that thy holy presence may be continually in this ; and that all people who shall enter upon the threshold of the , may feel thy power and be constrained to acknowledge that thou hast sanctified it and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness.
And do thou grant, holy Father, that all those who shall worship in this , may be taught words of wisdom out of the best books, and that they may seek learning, even by study, and also by faith; as thou hast said; and that they may grow up in thee, and receive a fulness of the Holy Ghost, and be organized according to thy laws and be prepared to obtain every needful thing; and that this may be a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of glory, and of God even thy house: that all the incomings of thy people, into this house, may be in the name of the Lord; that all their outgoings, from this house, may be in the name of the Lord; that all their salutations may be in the name of the Lord, with holy hands, uplifted to the Most High; and that no unclean thing shall be permitted to come into thy house to pollute it.
And when thy people transgress, any of them, they may speedily repent and return unto thee, and find favor in thy sight, and be restored to the blessings which thou hast ordained, to be poured out upon those who shall reverence thee in thy house.
And we ask thee, holy Father, that thy servants may go forth from this , armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be round about them, and thine angels have charge over them; and from this place they may bear exceeding great and glorious tidings, in truth, unto the ends of the earth, that they may know that this is thy work, and that thou hast put forth, thy hand to fulfil that which thou hast spoken by the mouths of [p. 718]
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