Priesthood Blessing
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    Priesthood Blessing


    A blessing given by a Melchizedek Priesthood holder, by the laying on of hands and by inspiration, to one who is sick or otherwise in need of special counsel, comfort, or healing. If the blessing is for the sick, consecrated oil is used (James 5:14–15).

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    Scripture References

    Scripture Study Resources

    Messages from Church Leaders

    Additional Talks


    “Priesthood Blessings”

    “Priesthood Blessings Available to All”

    Learning Resources

    General Resources

    “Priesthood Ordinances and Blessings,” Handbook 2, 20

    “Priesthood,” Priesthood and Auxiliary Leaders Guidebook

    Church Magazines

    “Priesthood Blessings: Learning to Trust in God,” Ensign, June 2011

    “Friend to Friend: Blessed by the Priesthood,” Ensign or Liahona, July 2006

    “Sharing Time: Priesthood Blessings,” Ensign, June 1995

    “Receiving Special Priesthood Blessings,” Ensign, July 1994

    “Giving Priesthood Blessings,” Ensign or Liahona, October 1982

    Study Manuals


    Teaching Resources

    Stories and Activities for Teaching Children

    “Priesthood Blessings,” Lesson Helps for Teaching Children

    “Priesthood Ordinances and Blessings,” Family Guidebook