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The following prayer was offered by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to dedicate the Provo City Center Temple on March 20, 2016:
Our Father in Heaven, as Thy grateful children we approach thee in prayer on this great occasion when, by the power of Thy holy priesthood, we will dedicate this Provo City Center Temple unto Thee and Thy Beloved Son for Thy work and Thy glory.
We give Thee the sacred thanks of our souls for the plan Thou hast established to bring to pass the eternal life of Thy children. We thank Thee for Thine Only Begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, for His Atonement for our sins, His Resurrection for our immortality, and His experiencing our pains and infirmities that He may succor us in those infirmities. We thank Thee for the Holy Ghost, Thy Holy Spirit, who testifies of Thee and Thy Son and who leads us into truth.
We thank Thee for the Restoration of the gospel in these latter days, beginning with Thy appearance with Thine Only Begotten Son to the Prophet Joseph Smith, whom Thou hast called to bring forth the Book of Mormon as a second witness of Thy Son and of Thy great plan for Thy children. We thank Thee for restoring the authority and keys of the holy priesthood by which we proclaim Thy word and perform Thy prescribed ordinances of salvation.