Kyiv Ukraine Temple dedicatory prayer 'We seek to pattern our lives after the life of Thy Son'

Following is the text of the prayer offered by President Thomas S. Monson to dedicate the Kyiv Ukraine Temple on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. President Monson is the author of the prayer.

O God, our Eternal Father, to whom we bow with reverence and love, we come before Thee this sacred and blessed day with full hearts and humble spirits.

We pray to Thee, our Father, in the name of Thy Beloved Son, Jesus Christ the Lord. We know that if we are obedient to Thy divine commandments, we may return to Thee and be blessed with life eternal in Thy exalted presence.

We are grateful for the completion of this beautiful temple, Thy Holy House. We ask that Thou wilt bless all who have made possible its building — the officers of the government, the architects and the builders, and all who have contributed to this glorious day of dedication, including faithful members here and throughout the world who have imparted their tithes.

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