Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Red Cliffs Utah Temple

Dedicatory Prayers

Dedicated 24 March 2024
by Henry B. Eyring

O God, our Eternal Father, we bow before Thee in solemn prayer. In the sacred name of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, and in the authority of the holy Melchizedek Priesthood, we dedicate unto Thee this sacred structure, the Red Cliffs Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

We dedicate and consecrate this beautiful edifice unto Thee for Thy sacred purpose, as a house of holy ordinances where Thine eternal work may be carried forward. We dedicate it, that it may stand firm and remain strong against any forces of nature so as to be celebrated and enjoyed by all who may visit.

We ask that Thou wilt accept it as a gift of love for Thee and for Thy Son. May Thy sacred presence dwell here and be felt by all those who enter. We ask Thee to protect this holy house against any that would harm or defile it in any way.

Father, our hearts are filled with gratitude. We rejoice and praise Thy holy name. We thank Thee for the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We thank Thee for the holy priesthood with all of its offices, authority and keys. We thank Thee for the Prophet Joseph Smith and for all who have succeeded him. We thank Thee for the Book of Mormon as an added witness of the divinity of Thy Son. We are grateful, above all, for the gift of Thy Beloved Son, whose Atonement gives light and purpose to our lives.

We express gratitude for the resources necessary to construct this house of the Lord. We thank Thee for faithful Saints who have made sacred offerings for this holy edifice. We thank Thee for workers, skilled craftspeople and many faithful volunteers who have labored to create and to beautify this sacred space.

May this house truly be the house of the Lord. May it be a place of worship, a place of peace, order and love. May it be ever sacred to those who enter it and to all who look upon it. Bless them to feel Thy presence and a sense of hope and a desire to draw closer to Thee and to Thy Son.

We pray for the sanctifying influence of this sacred temple to be extended to the communities of all who serve and worship here. May Thy Saints have a passion to share the gospel, that Thy work may flourish. Wilt Thou provide them with needed blessings and with a desire to do Thy will. May they find safety and protection as they keep the covenants they make, both in this life and into eternity. Please bless them with peace through whatever challenges may come into their lives and into the lives of their children.

Father, we ask Thee to endow with power those who come to this temple in preparation for missionary service. We pray that Thy inspiration may rest upon them and that the Holy Ghost may be their companion. We pray that Thou wouldst protect them from all forces of harm and evil. May they be filled with faith, courage and determination as they go forth throughout the world to gather Israel in preparation for the coming of the Lord.

We pray for those who are sealed in this temple for eternity. We ask Thee to bless them with charity, the pure love of Christ. Please grant them the power to be faithful to the covenants they make with Thee and with each other. Please protect them from the evil of selfishness and pride. Bless them that their hearts will be turned to each other, to their children and to their ancestors. We ask Thee to bless them with patience and with a hope of eternal life.

We pray for the children and youth in a world that is increasingly unworthy. May they be drawn to this house of the Lord to learn a pattern of living that will allow them to stay close to Thee. As they turn their hearts to Thee, may they also turn their hearts to their family members, past and present, that Thy promise might be fulfilled.

We plead with Thee to bless the temple presidency, the matron and her assistants, ordinance workers, patrons, missionaries and all who will offer consecrated service within this holy house. Bless them all with love and kindness.

Father, as we dedicate this temple, we dedicate ourselves to Thee and to Thy service. We honor Thy holy name and that of Thy Son. Please accept our thanks as we consecrate this hallowed structure, we humbly ask in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, amen.