Righteous and merciful God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Jesus
of Nazareth, we consecrate and dedicate this Stone unto thee, even the
Northwest Corner Stone, which we have laid as part of the foundation
of a Temple to be built unto thy great and holy name. We pray thee, O
God, to accept this offering from our hands; and may thy peace and
blessing be and abide here, that this spot of ground may be holy unto
thee, and never be polluted by those who are unholy, or by any unclean
May this foundation be firm as the foundations of the everlasting
hills that cannot be moved, that the superstructure which
shall be reared upon it may never be shaken, that the people may
receive their blessings therein, to qualify them to pass through the
veil, into celestial happiness.
We pray thee, O Lord, to let thy peace be upon those who labor upon
these works; may their hearts be inspired by the Holy Ghost, to
realize that they are working to build a House to thy name, that
immortal beings may come and administer in the ordinances of
salvation, and teach thy servants things that are beyond the veil, to
prepare them to enter into that rest which is prepared and promised to
thy Saints. We pray thee to cement this Corner Stone in a bond of
indissoluble union with the other three, that they may stand firm as
the eternal Priesthood which has been given unto men, even thy
servants, that never can be moved out of its place, but will stand,
from this time henceforth and forever.
Bless the people that are congregated together this day; may it be to
them a day long to be remembered; let thy Spirit prevail in their midst
and every heart be filled with unutterable joy. Let the visions of
eternity be opened unto them, that they may behold things new and
precious, and rejoice in the holy principles of the Gospel of God,
that has been brought to light in this dispensation, by the
administration of angels to thy servants, even in the latter days.
Let our enemies be taken in their own snare, and fall into the pit
they dig for thy people. Let confusion come upon them; may they be
turned backward, and have no power from this time henceforth and
forever, to prevail against the Saints and the Lord's anointed.
Inspire the hearts of thy servants that are scattered abroad among the
nations of the earth, and upon the islands of the sea; may their eyes
be inclined towards us this day, and let their hearts be lifted up in
joy and rejoicing before thee. Strengthen them, and give them great
prosperity in their missions, and return them with honor to see the
Capstone of this Temple brought on with shouting grace unto it.
We now dedicate ourselves, our wives, our children, our flocks and
herds, unto thee, O God the Eternal Father, and pray thee to accept of
us, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
- George B. Wallace