Trujillo Peru Temple: 'We dedicate it unto Thee as Thy hallowed dwelling place'

Following is the text of the prayer offered to dedicate the Trujillo Peru Temple on June 21, 2015. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, presided over the three sessions of the dedication.

O God our Eternal Father, we bow our heads before Thee with thanksgiving and love on this day of dedication. Our hearts are jubilant and reach out to Thee in faith and prayer. We invite Thy Holy Spirit to attend us.

We thank Thee for Thy Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. We thank Thee for the Prophet Joseph Smith through whom Thou hast restored Thy holy priesthood and eternal gospel principles, ordinances, and keys that will be exercised in Thy holy temple. We thank Thee for the faithful missionaries and members who have built this great work in this blessed nation of Peru and around the world. They have given of their time, their means, and their very lives for Thy cause and kingdom. We thank Thee for a living prophet in our days, even President Thomas S. Monson; we love him and we pray for him.

Wilt Thou bless the leaders and the people of this nation for their friendliness to Thy church. We pray for all in this land who have an opportunity to hear and ponder the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Please touch their hearts and lives with Thy goodness. Hasten the miracle of conversion among these great and good people.

We thank Thee for the sacred record of Lehi, Nephi and Jacob, Alma and Mosiah, Benjamin and Mormon, and of Moroni. We thank Thee for this voice that has come from the dust to bear witness of the divinity of Thy Beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thou hast sent Thy prophet Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. This holy temple opens the gates to eternity that these purposes may be fulfilled.

Dear Father, forgive us our many shortcomings. Strengthen our faith and fortify us against weakness. Give us power to resist the many and clever deceits of the adversary.

Increase our love for Thee and Thy Son in our hearts and in our lives. May this love be expressed in our compassion one for another, by our keeping Thy commandments and honoring the covenants made in Thy holy temple.

Now, our beloved Father in Heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ and by authority of the everlasting priesthood, we dedicate the Trujillo Peru Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We dedicate it unto Thee as Thy hallowed dwelling place. We dedicate it unto Thy Son as a house of worship, a house of covenants, a house of faith, a house of God.

We dedicate the grounds on which it stands with all its vegetation. We dedicate all the buildings and facilities that are on this temple property. We dedicate the temple from the footings to the top of the steeple with its crowning figure of Moroni; the walls and windows that they may stand against the storms of nature and be looked upon with reverence and respect; all the interior and exterior elements and rooms of this structure.

Wilt Thou accept this temple as the gift of our hearts and hands. May a mantle of holiness come upon this sacred edifice. May it stand as a beacon of everlasting truth and light in this beautiful and unique part of Thy creation. Wilt Thou protect this holy house from any who may want to harm or defile it in any way.

May all who enter this temple do so worthily. Wilt Thou seal upon them an endowment of righteousness that will become a guardian throughout their lives.

Bless the youth of Thy church with an understanding of the temple and the divinity of Thy work. May they be true and faithful to Thee throughout their lives.

We thank Thee for faithful tithe payers throughout the world whose consecrated offerings have made this temple possible. Open the windows of heaven and shower down blessings upon them. May they feel Thy love and may Thy merciful arms encircle them like eagle wings.

Bless all who serve, work or attend this holy temple in any capacity. May Thy Spirit rest upon them, that the sacred covenants of Thy house be impressed upon their minds and hearts.

We pray for the temple president and his counselors, for the matron and her assistants as they serve in Thy holy house.

Our Father in heaven, we love Thee. We know that Thou lovest us. We love Thy Beloved Son, our Redeemer and Savior. We thank Thee for His atoning sacrifice. All of the blessings of this temple rest upon that great divine act of the love of Thy Son.

Dear Father, accept our prayer as we dedicate this temple unto Thee, as we rededicate ourselves to Thee and Thy service. We offer this prayer in the name of our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

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