16 November 2008
Dedicated 2–4 December 1983
by Gordon B. Hinckley
Almighty God, Thou great Elohim, in the name of Thy Beloved Son Jesus Christ, we bow before Thee in supplication and thanksgiving.
On this day of dedication our hearts turn unto Thee. Surely Thou hast favored us as Thy sons and daughters. We thank Thee for the restoration of Thine everlasting gospel with all of its gifts, powers, and authority, including the keys of the eternal priesthood to be exercised in this holy temple in behalf of both the living and those beyond the veil of death.
We thank Thee that Thou hast given us a prophet to guide us in these troubled days. We thank Thee for the love of Thy people for Thy chosen servant, Spencer W. Kimball. Bless him, keep him, sustain him by Thy power according to Thy divine wisdom. Bless all associated with him in the governance of Thy Church, and bless Thy faithful saints throughout the world. Leave us not alone. Prosper us as we walk in obedience to Thy commandments.
We pray for the poor of whom there are so many in this land. Lift them from the bonds of poverty. We pray for those who are blind to truth. Open their eyes and quicken their understanding of Thy revealed word.
Confound and frustrate the enemies of Thy work. May their evil designs be as dry chaff, scattered and blown by the whirlwind of Thy mighty power.
We thank Thee for this great nation, the Republic of Mexico. Bless those who govern, that they may be inspired to do that which will ensure peace and freedom for the people of this land, and the continued growth of Thy work.
Father, we thank Thee for the many thousands in this part of Thy vineyard whose hearts have been touched by the power of Thy Spirit and who have taken upon themselves the name of Thy Son Jesus Christ, and entered into solemn and binding covenants with Thee and with Him. Surely Thou hast brought to pass a miracle of faith for which we thank Thee. We pray that Thou wilt continue to bless in a special way those who serve as missionaries to the good people of Mexico and its neighbor nations. Lead them to those who are sensitive to the promptings of Thy Spirit. Hedge up the way of the adversary that he shall not have power to confound Thy servants. May the testimonies which they bear find lodgment in the hearts of many truth seekers.
Bless Thy saints in this great land and those from other lands who will use this temple. Most have in their veins the blood of Father Lehi. Thou hast kept Thine ancient promise. Many thousands "that walked in darkness have seen a great light."
May the harvest that we have witnessed here foreshadow greater things to come as Thy work rolls on in power and majesty in this the dispensation of the fulness of times.
Now, Father, we are here assembled to dedicate this beautiful and sacred house to Thee and to Thy Beloved Son. In the authority of the holy priesthood in us vested, this authority which is a gift from Thee, and in the name of Jesus Christ, we dedicate unto Thee and unto Him this, the Mexico City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with all parts and aspects of its structure, its fittings and its associated facilities.
Wilt Thou accept it as the gift of Thy thankful people, presented and dedicated unto Thee as Thy house. We pray that Thou and Thy Son may visit it according to Thy will, and that Thy Holy Spirit may always dwell here.
Father, sanctify this Thy house, bless it, preserve it. May Thy watchcare be over it always to protect it in all of its structure and facilities.
We thank Thee for all who have labored to build it. We thank Thee for those who have designed it, constructed it, decorated it, and made it ready for this day of dedication. We thank Thee for the faith of all who have contributed of their means to make it possible. Give unto each that sweet feeling that comes of consecration to Thee and Thy work. May this temple be holy to all who enter it. May they do so with cleanliness and with purity of heart. May none ever defile it, and may all who look upon it see it as a place of holiness and as the expression of a thankful people to their Creator and to their Redeemer.
May it be used frequently by an ever-growing number of thy saints in participating in the ordinances peculiar to Thy house. May they with faith act in their own behalf and in behalf of the multitudes of the dead who have gone before them. May love for Thee grow in their hearts as they do so, and may they rejoice in the great opportunity that is theirs to labor in this Thy dedicated sanctuary.
Father in Heaven, we love Thee. We love Thy Son, our Redeemer. Hear our plea on this sacred occasion, and on all other occasions when with faith we approach Thee in prayer.
Grant us peace, O Lord. Grant us strength. Give us wisdom and increased faith. Grant us inspiration and revelation in our sacred responsibilities. Grant us love in our homes and gladness in our hearts as Thy sons and daughters. Forgive our sins and remember them no more against us, and help us to forgive any who do evil unto us.
We ask it all as Thy thankful children, and we dedicate ourselves to Thy service, in the name of our Beloved Savior, Thine Only Begotten Son, even the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
2–4 December 1983
13 September 2015
Rededicated 16 November 2008
by Thomas S. Monson
Almighty God, Thou great Elohim, in the name of Thy Beloved Son Jesus Christ, we bow before Thee this sacred and blessed day with full hearts and subdued spirits.
This beautiful temple has been a haven of peace. It has been the House of the Lord to all who have entered herein and felt of its spirit and partaken of the blessings gained while serving here. We thank Thee for it and for the accomplishment of Thy divine purposes through it. It has served well.
Showing the effects of such service, it became necessary to improve it both inside and out. Now the entire structure has been renovated and renewed in an undertaking that makes it more efficient, more attractive and more convenient than ever before.
The doors of Thy house have again been opened to the public, and thousands of visitors have reverently walked within these sacred walls and have felt stirring thoughts course through their minds and hearts. May the spirit of the temple linger with them.
These doors have now closed again to all but Thy faithful Saints, so that within these walls, again hallowed and sanctified, Thy holy work may go forward.
Almost twenty-five years ago, in December of 1983, Thy servant President Gordon B. Hinckley first dedicated this sacred structure, offering thanks unto Thee for this great nation, the Republic of Mexico, and for the strength of Thy work here. We renew our gratitude for these blessings. We ask that Thou might continue to bless those who govern this nation, that they may be inspired to do that which will ensure peace and freedom for the people of this and an environment where Thy work may continue to grow.
We thank Thee for the great and universal atonement wrought by Thy Son, who came into the world to redeem mankind, that all might be saved from the bands of death and, through obedience, obtain eternal life. We thank Thee for the Prophet Joseph Smith, and for all of the gifts, powers, and keys restored through him in the opening of this great and final dispensation of the fulness of times.
We thank Thee for the sacred sealing power, so that in this temple and all Thy other holy houses, Thy faithful Saints may be endowed with power from on high and may enter into everlasting covenants.
We seek to be like Thee; we seek to pattern our lives after the life of Thy Son; we desire righteousness for ourselves and our children and our children''s children. We plead with Thee to make us worthy to inherit the fulness of those blessings found only in Thy holy temples — even those blessings which grow out of a continuation of the family unit forever.
Father in Heaven, bless the temple president and his counselors, together with their wives, and all who will assist in the operation of this temple. Touch those within this temple district with Thy Holy Spirit, and stir within them a desire to use this beautiful facility in the accomplishment of Thy divine will.
Our Father, strengthen the youth who walk in a world saturated with the sophistries of Satan. Give them the courage to stand firm for truth. Bless them with a lengthened view of their eternal possibilities.
We express our gratitude for all who have participated in the preparations for this day of rededication. They have labored in a spirit of consecration, and the fruits of their labors are beautiful to behold.
Now, our Beloved Father, acting in the authority of the everlasting priesthood and in the sacred name of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, we rededicate unto Thee and unto Thy Son this, the Mexico City Mexico Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We dedicate it as a house of baptism, a house of endowment, a house of sealing, a house of righteousness, for the living and for the dead.
We humbly pray that Thou wilt accept this edifice and let Thy blessings be upon it. Let Thy spirit attend and guide all who officiate herein, that holiness will prevail in every room. May all who enter have clean hands and pure hearts. May they be built up in their faith and depart with a feeling of peace.
We dedicate the ground on which the temple stands. We dedicate this beautiful structure, from the unseen footings to the majestic figure of Moroni crowning its highest point. We dedicate the baptistry, all of the facilities for administering the sacred ordinances, the endowment rooms, the sealing rooms with their sacred altars, and the lovely celestial room, together with all ancillary facilities. We dedicate the beautiful grounds with their lawns, flowers, trees and shrubs. Protect all from any devastating influence, destruction or defacement.
We dedicate this temple as an abode for Thee and Thy Son. Let Thy glorious light ever shine upon it. Wilt Thou place Thy ratifying seal of approval upon this service of dedication and upon all we have done and shall do in this, Thy Holy House, which we now present to Thee.
May we leave Thy house this day with a renewal of faith and with an added spirit of dedication to Thy work and that of Thy Son, we pray, in the name of Thy Beloved Son, even the name of Jesus Christ, the Lord, Amen.
16 November 2008
Rededicated 13 September 2015
by Henry B. Eyring
O God, our beloved Eternal Father, in the name of Thy Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, we approach Thee in solemn prayer this sacred day with hearts filled with gratitude for the blessings that have been showered down upon us. We are met to rededicate this beautiful temple unto Thee. Acting in the authority of Thine eternal priesthood, and in the name of Jesus Christ, we rededicate this the Mexico City Mexico Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wilt Thou accept it as the offering of Thy sons and daughters who love Thee and who seek to accomplish Thy purposes. We ask a blessing upon this beautiful temple with all of its facilities and furnishings. We dedicate the grounds with the vegetation growing thereon which add beauty to this structure. We dedicate the temple from the foundation to the figure of Moroni which crowns its steeple. We dedicate the baptistery, the initiatory ordinance facilities, the endowment rooms, the celestial room, the sealing rooms with their altars, and every other part of this sacred house.
Wilt Thou watch over it and by Thy divine power preserve it from the elements of nature and any evil hand that might be inclined to deface it or defile it in any way. We ask that no unclean thing shall enter the portals of this Thy holy house. May it be sanctified to all who come, and may there be no inclination on the part of evil men or women to violate the sanctity of this temple. We humbly pray that Thou wilt accept this edifice and let Thy blessings be upon it. This beautiful temple has been a haven in the past for all who have entered herein and who have felt of its spirit. We thank Thee for it and ask for Thy Spirit to once again dwell within its walls. We express gratitude for all who have participated in the preparations for this day and rededication. They have labored in a spirit of consecration, and the fruits of their labors are beautiful to behold.
Almost 32 years ago, in December of 1983, Thy servant President Gordon B. Hinckley first dedicated this sacred structure, offering thanks unto Thee for this great nation, the Republic of Mexico, and for the strength of Thy work here. President Thomas S. Monson asked in his prayer of rededication on November 16, 2008, for those same blessings to be extended once again. We renew once again our petition for these blessings and that the ordinances of the gospel offered herein may bless the lives of both the living and the dead.
We ask that Thou might continue to bless those who govern this nation, that they may be inspired to do that which will ensure peace and freedom for the people of this land and that the great nation of Mexico will continue to be an environment where Thy work may continue to grow. We thank Thee for the great and universal Atonement wrought by Thy Son, who came down from His place in glory at Thy side to offer His infinite sacrifice that makes it possible for us to be freed from the effects of the Fall. We pray that we may be worthy and honor our covenants made in Thy sacred temples. May we regain Thy presence when our earthly life is finished. We thank Thee for the sacred sealing power available here to seal promises of happiness and joy forever in loving families. May we search for those of our ancestors who have yet to partake of temple blessings and offer them the sacred covenants and blessings found herein.
We plead for Thy blessings of protection. Please protect us against temptation. Guard and fortify and strengthen all who come here against the forces of evil. Please strengthen the youth who are surrounded by temptations and evil. Give them the courage to stand firm for truth and righteousness. Bless them with a vision of their eternal purpose.
We seek to be like Thee and to live in perfect unity now and in the eternities. Please reward our desires to purify ourselves to serve Thy children and to build up Thy kingdom with all our hearts, might, minds, and strength. We pray that the desire we feel today to be pure will remain in our hearts and that it will increase. We ask that the influence of the Holy Ghost may be unrestrained in this sacred place. Father in Heaven, bless those who will preside here, the temple president and the matron, together with the counselors and assistants to the matron, and all who will serve here in administering the ordinances of Thy house. Stir a desire in the hearts of those within this temple district with Thy Holy Spirit to come often to the House of the Lord.
Now with grateful hearts, we rededicate and consecrate this hallowed structure and its surroundings to the accomplishment of Thy will and the fulfillment of Thine eternal work. We pray that its influence may be felt throughout the land as a light upon the hill. Father in Heaven, please look down upon us this day with favor and mercy. Please accept of our offering. In deep gratitude we offer this, the Mexico City Mexico Temple to Thee and to Thy Son, and ask for these blessings in the sacred name of Him whose redemption has blessed the human family and opened the way for Thy sons and daughters to go forward into eternity, even in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, amen.