Semi-Annual Conference.
Fourth Day.
Saturday, 10 a.m., Oct. 9

Elder Orson Pratt said while listening to the dedication prayer his mind had reflected upon the many dedications previously offered in days of old.  Such dedications, offered up by the priesthood of the Son of God, were always attended by the manifestations of the power and goodness of God, whether seen and felt by the naked eye or not.  How often we had experienced quiet sensations of joy and gladness, when convened as at present, which language utterly failed us to describe.  In the days of Kirtland, in the Temple, many had the visions of eternity unfolded to them, angels were seen, and prophecies were uttered, that had gradually been fulfilling since that time.  It was in that temple the people were blessed beyond anything for many generations past.  It was in that temple that Joseph, the prophet of the last days, received keys and endowments that pertained to the great latter-day work.  God was with his servant, with his everlasting priesthood, and his blessing was resting upon his people, his bowels of compassion were moved towards his people.

[Deseret News, Oct. 13, 1875]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Sept. 2006]

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