“Idea List: Temple Blessings Now and Later,” New Era, Oct. 2005, 15
The temple can bless you now and for the rest of your life, no matter where you live. Here are a few ideas from Sister Becky Schultz’s early-morning seminary class in Katy, Texas, on how to receive temple blessings.
Go to the temple with your youth group when you have the chance. You will feel the Holy Spirit as you participate in baptisms for the dead.
Seek for answers. You can fast and pray before you go to the temple if you are looking for certain blessings or answers to prayers.
While in the temple, make commitments to improve your behavior and thoughts.
Serve your ancestors and bring many blessings to them by working on family history and being baptized in their behalf.
Read scriptures about the temple to prepare yourself for the blessings of the temple endowment.
Learn to recognize the Spirit. As you go to the temple and remain worthy, you will be blessed with the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
Listen to the prophet. He will tell you what you need to do to stay worthy of temple blessings.
Always plan on a temple marriage. If you decide now to be married in the temple, you will want to live your life worthy of that blessing.
Keep all the commandments so you can stay worthy of a temple marriage. If you and your future spouse are worthy, you can be sealed for eternity in the temple, and your children will be sealed to you.
If you are worthy to go to the temple, you will be worthy to go on a mission. Start preparing for a mission now by being temple worthy.
Obtain and read a copy of the booklet Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple, which you can get from your bishop or branch president.