The Temple: A place of guidance and revelation

Mormon Salt Lake City Temple Some years ago, my wife and I were in Salt Lake City and decided to attend an endowment session at the Salt Lake Temple. Not being familiar with the layout of temple, we found ourselves lost inside of the temple annex.

Looking around for someone to assist us, I noticed a brother dressed in a white suit wearing a name tag. I looked at his name tag and noted he was an emeritus member of the Seventy, whose name I have since forgotten.

He came over to my wife and me and asked how he could help us. I mentioned that we were from out of town and needed directions to the locker rooms.

He pointed us toward the locker rooms and I expressed my appreciation for his guidance and assistance.

As I sat in the endowment session, I thought about the purpose of temples, one of which is a place where we can receive personal revelation and guidance from a loving Heavenly Father.

In the December 2001 Ensign, we read:

As we strive to draw closer to the Lord and receive answers to our prayers, we can seek His guidance through temple worship. In addition to rendering vital service to those in the spirit world, we also receive important personal blessings from attending the temple. The Lord promised, “I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house” (D&C 110:7).

John A. Widtsoe (1872–1952), who later became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, testified that “the temple is a place where revelations may be expected.” If we attend the temple, he said, “at the most unexpected moments, in or out of the temple will come to [us], as a revelation, the solution of the problems that vex [our lives]” (“Temple Worship,” The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Apr. 1921, 63–64).

I am grateful for the blessings, and personal revelation that comes from attending the temple and through participating in the ordinances therein.

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6 thoughts on “The Temple: A place of guidance and revelation

  1. My wife really enjoyed the elderly brothers and sisters who presented the endowment in our session. It runs at a much slower pace, but definitely a worthwhile experience.

  2. It’s interesting how even the simplest of things can teach us so profoundly.

    Thanks for this post.

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