Vancouver British Columbia Temple dedicatory prayer: 'Beacon of divine light'

Almighty God, our Eternal Father, in the name of Thy Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, we bow before Thee this sacred and blessed day in prayer and thanksgiving.

We express deep gratitude that Thy Holy House has been completed and this glorious day of dedication has arrived. We pray that Thou wilt bless those faithful members here and around the world who have, through their tithes, made possible this magnificent edifice.

May all who enter the doors of Thy House be worthy to come as Thy guests and to enjoy Thy rich and bounteous blessings which are found here. The Plan of Salvation, taught in Thy temples with simplicity yet with power, will be as a never-failing beacon of divine light to guide our footsteps and keep us constantly on the pathway to eternal life.

As we do work for those who have passed from this life, may we be reminded of the inspired counsel of President Joseph F. Smith, who declared that "Through our efforts in their behalf, their chains of bondage will fall from them, and the darkness surrounding them will clear away, that light may shine upon them; and they shall hear in the spirit world of the work that has been done for them by their children here, and will rejoice."

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