“What Do We Do in the Temple?” Friend, Jul. 2015, 24–25
What Do We Do in the Temple?
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I’ll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.
(“I Love to See the Temple,” Children’s Songbook, 95)
The temple is the house of the Lord. When we go inside, we feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We can feel the Holy Ghost. In the temple we take part in sacred ordinances like baptism. We also make special promises, or covenants, with Heavenly Father. We can help give those who have died the chance to accept the gospel. It will be a very special day when you go inside for the first time!