LDS Patriarchal Blessings
Patriarchal blessings are given to worthy members of the Church by ordained patriarchs. Patriarchal blessings include a declaration of a person's lineage in the house of Israel and contain personal counsel from the Lord. As a person studies his or her patriarchal blessing and follows the counsel it contains, it will provide guidance, comfort, and protection.
(See Explanation at lds.org)
Members receive a written copy and consult the text regularly throughout their lives. For many, it is used as a guide to help make decisions for an entire lifetime.
The strange lettering is written in the Deseret Alphabet, a script developed at BYU under the direction of the Prophet Brigham Young.
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