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

Regina Saskatchewan Temple

Dedicatory Prayer

Dedicated 14 November 1999
by Boyd K. Packer

Almighty God, Thou great Elohim, than whom there is none greater, we come before Thee in solemn and sacred prayer to dedicate in the name of Thy Beloved Son this Thy Holy House.

Our hearts are filled with thanksgiving on this historic day. In this vast area of this great nation there is now a House of the Lord to which Thy faithful Saints may more conveniently come to do that work which is concerned with the immortality and everlasting life of the human soul.

Speaking in the name of Thy Beloved Son, our Savior and our Lord, and by authority of the holy priesthood in us vested, this sacred priesthood which comes from Thee, we dedicate this the Regina Saskatchewan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We consecrate it as Thy holy house and that of Thy Beloved Son.

Wilt Thou be pleased to accept of this the offering of our hands and our hearts. It has been erected as an expression of love for Thee and for Thy divine Son.

Wilt Thou be pleased to visit it, and to permit Thy Holy Spirit to be here to bless and sanctify it for the uses for which it has been constructed.

We dedicate the grounds, which in the warmer seasons of the year will be beautiful with trees and shrubs and with flowers and grass as examples of Thy divine handiwork. We dedicate the structure that it may remain strong and that it may stand against the forces of nature. We dedicate the interior, the sacred baptistry, the endowment rooms, the celestial room, the sealing rooms with their altars, the offices and all other features of this beautiful building. Wilt Thou accept it and bless it always. Safeguard it from any act of vandalism or evil of any kind.

May all who come within these walls be clean of hands and pure of mind as they engage in Thy sacred work. Bless them with joy in this service. Bless those who preside here as the temple presidency and as the matron and her assistants. May they rejoice in their great opportunity to serve Thee through service to Thy children. Bless all who assist them in any way that their very presence in Thy house may evoke a spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving. We pray "that all people who shall enter upon the threshold of the Lord''s house may feel thy power, and feel constrained to acknowledge that thou hast sanctified it, and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness" (D&C 109:13).

Pour out Thy blessings upon Thy people in the great expanse of this temple district. Prosper them as they serve thee in righteousness. Temper the elements. Bring rain upon the land in "seedtime and harvest" (Genesis 8:22). Remember Thine ancient covenant concerning those who are honest with Thee in the payment of tithes and offerings that they may have cause to rejoice before Thee. Shower down blessings upon the faithful. Rebuke the devourer and cause that the vine shall not cast her fruit before the time in the field.

We pray for Thy work in all the earth, and for all who walk in faithfulness before Thee. Wilt Thou bless Thy people and Thy cause wherever they may be found. We pray for the missionaries everywhere, and particularly for those who may go from this house endowed with Thy holy power, that Thy Spirit may rest upon them, that they may be given voice to speak words of testimony and truth unto all upon whom they shall call, and may they speak with such persuasiveness that their listeners may know that they speak by the power of God.

Bless Thine aging servants who have been called to lead in this season of Thy work. Endow them with power from on high. Give them strength and vitality to move forward Thy great cause and kingdom, and reveal unto them Thy will and wisdom.

Now, Almighty Father, please accept of our thanks and let our prayer be heard before Thee as we consecrate this hallowed structure we humbly ask in the name of our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.