Mormon Quotes

Patriarchal blessings

Joseph Smith
[Joseph Smith] described the men as averaging near six feet in height, and dressing quite uniformly in something near the Quaker style. In my patriarchal blessing, given by the father of Joseph the Prophet, in Kirtland, 1837, I was told that I should preach the gospel before I was 21 years of age; that I should preach the gospel to the inhabitants upon the islands of the sea, and ‑‑ to the inhabitants of the moon, even the planet you can now behold with your eyes. The first two promises have been fulfilled, and the latter may be verified.
Joseph Smith, Young Woman's Journal, vol. 3, p. 263‑264 (1892)
Joseph Smith Sr.
Thy shadow shall restore the Sick; the diseased shall send to thee their aprons and handkerchiefs and by thy touch their owners may be made whole.
Joseph Smith Sr., Patriarchal Blessing to Lorenzo Snow, December 15, 1836, in Selected Collections, 1:31
Hyrum Smith
You shall be blesst with your portion of the Priesthood which belongeth to you, that you may be set apart for you Anointing and your induement [endowment].
Hyrum Smith, Hyrum Smith patriarchal blessing to Leonora Taylor, July 28, 1843, LDS archives; see Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p. 36
Joseph Young
These blessings are yours, the blessings and power according to the holy Melchisedek Priesthood you received in your Endowments, and you shall have them.
Joseph Young, Joseph Young to Zina Young Card, May 28, 1878, Special Collections and Manuscripts Department, Lee Library; Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p. 36
Dialogue
With the concurrence of President McKay, a young man of known Negro ancestry was ordained to the priesthood after receiving a patriarchal blessing which did not assign him to a 'cursed' lineage. In another case, President McKay authorized two children with Negro ancestry to be sealed in the temple to the white couple who had adopted them.
Dialogue, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Spring 1973, p. 45
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