Priesthood Blessings

September 20, 2021 07:00 AM MDT
Of all the places 12-year-old Karin slept when the sun slipped beneath the horizon at night, the Oakland California Temple grounds were her favorite.
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September 03, 2019 04:17 PM MDT
Ryan was bigger than the average 14-year-old boy. He had passed me in height and weight a long time ago and loved to remind me of this. He drew people to him with his lovable, teddy-bear personality.
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June 17, 2019 12:30 PM MDT
Over the decades, the details of various calls Steve responded to as a paramedic have faded or even disappeared from his memory.
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By  LDS Living
January 11, 2019 06:55 PM MST
Instructions for priesthood blessings and ordinances are now available on the Gospel Library app.
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November 20, 2018 03:06 PM MST
In a recent interview with the Deseret News, Lindsey Stirling discussed her new Christmas tour as well as the way angels and a priesthood blessing helped her survive Dancing with the Stars.
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October 27, 2018 02:48 PM MDT
One day I was visiting with a faithful couple who had tried for several years to conceive a child but who had been unsuccessful. Over those years, they had spent countless hours together with doctors and in prayer. They had already been given many blessings, but they asked if I would be willing to assist in giving the wife another. I felt impressed to fulfill that request.
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August 21, 2018 09:02 AM MDT
We are taught from primary that with faith, miracles can happen.
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July 14, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
One of our sons and I were assigned as home teaching companions. Together we taught a number of families, including a divorced sister with three young daughters. Over time we developed a close and trusting relationship with the woman and her children. We appreciated the opportunities we had to serve them spiritually and temporally.
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May 21, 2018 04:08 PM MDT
In the Lord’s Church today, experienced priesthood holders work with those with less experience. I had a wonderful service opportunity that demonstrated why the Lord uses this pattern to establish the Church. In a remote town, I asked a branch president—a relatively new convert and recently ordained elder—if he wanted to visit families in his branch one Saturday morning. The two of us ventured out. The first man we visited, Brother Thomas, was dying of AIDS. After offering comfort and support, I asked if there was anything we could do for him. Brother Thomas asked for a blessing. The branch president was asked to anoint and I was asked to seal the anointing. It was apparent that the branch president had never participated in blessing the sick. He held the plastic container of consecrated oil about ten inches over Brother Thomas’s head and squeezed out a very large drop that splattered on impact. The branch president then put his hands on Brother Thomas’s head and said, “I put oil on your head to heal you. Amen.” An experienced holder recognizes that this is not the prescribed language used in anointing the sick.
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February 09, 2018 01:51 PM MST
Roberta Blain, a member of the Huntsville Utah Stake, shares a miraculous story about the power of a priesthood blessing that occurred while she and her husband were serving as Military Relations senior missionaries in Atlanta, Georgia.
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November 09, 2017 10:33 PM MST
The year 1940 might have been a banner year for our family. The health and financial hardships that followed my father’s 1930 graduation from medical school in Philadelphia were past. The family was happily located in Twin Falls, Idaho, where my father’s medical practice (eye, ear, nose, and throat) was thriving and where he served on the high council of the Twin Falls Stake. In January 1938, he and my mother had returned from his four months of valuable postdoctoral training in ophthalmology in Vienna, Austria, and Cairo, Egypt. After years of sacrifice since their marriage in 1929, my mother could at last contemplate a life of security as the wife of a prosperous physician. In January 1940, son Merrill would be four, and in March, daughter Evelyn would be one. In August 1940, I, their eldest, would be baptized following my eighth birthday.
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April 21, 2017 12:05 PM MDT
"Tears filled my eyes as I boarded at that bittersweet moment. I felt a calmness and a brightness of hope that wonderful, willing men are among us, able to help at a moment’s notice. And I was humbled to help a woman who was very much on Heavenly Father’s radar." What a touching story from Joni Hilton. Get more from her with her new book, perfect for Mother's Day, Golden.
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By  LDS Living
March 18, 2017 04:15 PM MDT
When did you first gain a testimony of priesthood blessings? Jeff, who served a mission in the Phillippines, shares the mission miracle that saved one man's life and changed his own understanding of priesthood power.
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January 23, 2017 10:00 PM MST
This is the miraculous, true story of my brother David, but it’s also a story about the strength and power of family during difficult times.
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October 15, 2016 02:00 PM MDT
KSL shared the following story of a woman living in Springville, Utah, who was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after her brother's sudden death on the day of his daughter's wedding. After a priesthood blessing from her father assured her that no matter what, she would be okay, she continues to fight through her diagnosis with faith.
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August 31, 2016 12:41 PM MDT
Jared Smith was rafting with a group of Scouts down the Green River in Flaming Gorge, Utah, on June 21 when the unthinkable happened.
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May 27, 2016 03:10 PM MDT
We’re expecting our second child any day now! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t counting down the days looking forward to this pregnancy being over. I can’t count all the different parts of my body that ache so badly . . .
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October 04, 2015 02:47 PM MDT
The following story is a true story.
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