Idea List: Temple Blessings Now and Later

    “Idea List: Temple Blessings Now and Later,” New Era, Oct. 2005, 15

    Idea List:

    Temple Blessings Now and Later

    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.

    Blessings Now

    • 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.

    Even More Blessings Later

    • 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.

    Photograph of the Houston Texas Temple by Bryan Kuntz