Understanding the Scriptures
|Manifest(v. 5)||Make known|
|Salutations(vv. 9, 19)||Greetings|
|Threshold(v. 13)||Entrance, door|
|Constrained(v. 13)||Urged, prompted|
|Tidings(v. 23)||News, messages|
|Prevail(v. 26)||Dominate, gain advantage|
|Slanders(v. 30)||Accusations, lies|
|Anointing(v. 35)||Calling, ordination|
|Seal up the law(vv. 38, 46)||Bear witness of the truth|
|Indignation(v. 52)||Displeasure, justified anger|
|Remnants(vv. 65, 67)||Parts separated from the whole, the remaining groups|
|Fostering(v. 69)||Helping, encouraging|
|Perpetuated(v. 71)||Preserved, remembered|
|Petitions(vv. 77–78)||Requests, prayers|
|Acclamations(v. 79)||Shouts of approval and praise|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–D) as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 109.
Blessings Flowing from the Temple
InDoctrine and Covenants 109:11, the Prophet prayed for the Lord’s promised blessings upon the Saints. For each of the following verses or groups of verses, explain what blessing the Prophet prayed for in behalf of the whole Church:Doctrine and Covenants 109:12, 13, 14–15, 21, 22–23, 25–30, 35, 38. These are just some of the blessings associated with temple worship.
Praying for Others
Were you surprised that the Prophet prayed for anyone you listed? Explain.
Choose two of the individuals or groups from your list that you feel the need to pray for. Explain why you think it is important to pray for them.
Give an Example
Give an example of how something inDoctrine and Covenants 109:54–67has been fulfilled since the time the Prophet Joseph Smith offered this prayer. Your example could show how one of his requests has been partially fulfilled.
Explain It to Them
What would you say to nonmember friends who asked why they cannot go inside a temple after it is dedicated?
What verses inDoctrine and Covenants 109could help you answer their question?