|Date Received:||Aug 20, 2006|
|Stake:||North Salt Lake Utah Stake|
Brother *****, in the name of Jesus Christ, and by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood, and by virtue of my ordination as a Patriarch, I lay my hands upon your head this day to pronounce a blessing. May this serve as a spiritual guide and help you as you go through mortality.
This blessing will help you see beyond the difficulties of the physical world and the events you will see and even be a part of. Because of your divine son-ship, and having been an honorable son of your Father in Heaven in the pre-mortal, you have come to this earth at this time under very many blessed circumstances.
You are the recipient of the spiritual qualities of your ancestors, your family and of the home that you are in. From the pre-mortal and in your home life, to this experience, you have had many witnesses of the tender mercies personally, from your Lord and Savior. You are one who rejoiced at the Plan presented by your Father and were anxious to come to mortality, to find the adventure and excitement of obedience to that Plan.
You come through the special lineage of the Patriarchs that we know of and learn of in the Old Testament. You are of the lineage of Ephraim. By virtue of that lineage, you have a right to eternal blessings as well as those that you can enjoy here in mortality.
You will find the ability, in the mortal existence, to use the principles and teachings that you learn in the scriptures, in your ordinations and your covenants. The ordinances that you are a partaker of will serve as a measurement and a guide to you. You will have that ability to see things temporal, but understand them spiritually.
The Lord has a noble work for you to do, He needs you. He needs you to bless, to counsel, and to lead. Accept every calling that comes to you from your presiding priesthood authorities and you will be blessed far beyond your own powers and abilities.
You will join with the powers of heaven to bring about good here on this earth. With that spirit, you will be a noble husband and father; and with that righteous young lady that the Lord will show unto you, you will be able to have a family and create an eternal family unit that will be filled with the joy and the love that can only be found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Your mind will be blessed that you will prosper in your schooling and your livelihood. The spirit that you have in you will enhance your life both in your work of making a living and in your work of being of service in the kingdom.
Be diligent in caring for yourself. Be careful of the influences that come into your life. Guard the gateway to your mind carefully. Fill your mind with the influences, and knowledge that the spirit will guide you to find.
The Lord loves you. He looks forward to your return, and He will greet you and you will greet your wonderful family in the morning of the First Resurrection.
This blessing is pronounced upon you by the power of the Priesthood and in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.