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Ogden Utah Temple
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Announced: Aug. 24, 1967.
Location: In downtown Ogden, between Grant Avenue and Washington Boulevard;
350 22nd Street, Ogden, UT 84401-1487; phone: (801) 621-6880.
Site: 10 acres.
Exterior finish: White cast stone with a fluted appearance, gold anodized
aluminum grillwork, gold directional glass windows.
Temple design: Modern and functional.
Architect: Emil B. Fetzer, Church architect.
Construction chairman: Mark B. Garff, with Fred A. Baker, vice chairman.
Contractor: Okland Construction Co.
Rooms: Baptistry, celestial room, six ordinance rooms, 11 sealing rooms,
Total floor area: 131,000 square feet.
Dimensions: 200 feet by 184 feet; tower 180 feet above ground level; single
tower of 180 feet.
District: 71 Stakes in northeastern Utah, southwestern Wyoming.
Groundbreaking, site dedication: Sept. 8, 1969, President N. Eldon Tanner
conducted; prayers given by President Alvin R. Dyer and President Joseph
Fielding Smith; ground broken by President Hugh B. Brown.
Dedication: Jan. 18-20, 1972, by President Joseph Fielding Smith; 6
Done by President Joseph Fielding Smith
Our Father who art in heaven, even the God of our fathers, who keepeth
covenants and showest mercy; thou Almighty Elohim who liveth and reigneth,
from everlasting to everlasting; thou Man of Holiness and Man of Counsel
who hast created us in thine own image and likeness and commanded us to
worship thee in spirit and in truth; thou who knoweth all things and hast
all power, all might, and all dominion—hallowed be thy great and holy
We come before thee in the name of thine Only Begotten Son, even him
through whom salvation cometh; him whom thou hast appointed to be our
Advocate with thee; and we plead the cleansing power of his atoning blood.
Wilt thou, O Lord, listen to him and give heed to his words, as he speaks,
"Father, behold the sufferings and death of him who did no sin, in whom
thou wast well pleased; behold the blood of thy Son which was shed, the
blood of him whom thou gavest that thyself might be glorified; Wherefore,
Father, spare these my brethren that believe on my name, that they may come
unto me and have everlasting life."
Father, we have in our hearts the spirit of praise and thanksgiving and
worship. We seek thy face, sing praises to thy holy name, and desire to
follow in the footsteps of thy Son, to be like him, and to keep thy
commandments, that we may dwell everlastingly in thy presence. We thank
thee, our Creator, for life and being and for the privilege of receiving
our mortal probation in a day when thou hast revealed anew the terms and
conditions of thy eternal plan of salvation.
We thank thee for the infinite wisdom and love manifest in the atoning
sacrifice of thy Son. We are grateful that thou hast poured out upon us thy
Holy Spirit, so that we can come to a perfect knowledge of the truth; so
that we may be born again and be alive in Christ; so that we may cleanse
and perfect our souls and stand spotless before thee at the last day.
O God, our Heavenly Father, we have no words to express our gratitude to
thee for all thou hast done for us and for all mankind. Hallowed be thy
name forever! And may we worship thee in spirit and in truth and signify
our love for thee and thy work by keeping thy commandments!
Unto thee we raise our voices in thanksgiving for the lives and ministries
of the Prophet Joseph Smith, of Hyrum Smith the Patriarch, and of the
prophets and apostles and righteous men and women who have built on the
foundation they laid. We rejoice in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon;
in the revelations that bespeak thy mind and will; in the ministry among us
of holy angels sent of thee to confer power and priesthood and keys upon
men; in thy personal appearance and that of thy Son to usher in this final,
great gospel dispensation; and in the outpouring of thy Holy Spirit, which
reveals thy mind and will to us constantly. O Lord our God, unto thee we
sing songs of praise and thanksgiving by day and by night!
It pleases us that in this our day thou didst send Elijah the prophet,
before the second coming of thy Son, to reveal that priesthood and confer
those keys whereby thy children may be sealed up unto eternal life. We
thank thee that the hearts of the children are now turning to their
fathers, and that the ordinances of salvation and exaltation are now being
performed in thy holy temples for both the living and the dead.
Our hearts rejoice, we are exceedingly glad, and the earth breaks forth
into singing as we seem to hear "the dead speak forth anthems of eternal
praise to the King Immanuel, who hath ordained, before the world was, that
which would enable us to redeem them out of their prison; for the prisoners
shall go free."
We rejoice, O Lord, in thy infinite mercy whereby thou dost make available
thy saving truths to the living and the dead, so that those who die without
a knowledge of thee and thy Son, but who would have received his gospel
with all their hearts, had they heard it in the flesh, may be heirs of the
We thank thee that from time to time thou dost part the veil and let thy
servants on earth behold the ministries and labors of their fellow servants
in the paradise of God; that thy servant President Joseph F. smith "saw the
hosts of the dead, both small and great"; and also "an innumerable company
of the spirits of the just, who had been faithful in the testimony of Jesus
while they lived in mortality"; and that he saw "the Son of God" appear to
them, "declaring liberty to the captives who had been faithful"; and that
there the Son "preached to them the everlasting gospel, the doctrine of the
resurrection and the redemption of mankind from the fall, and from
individual sins on conditions of repentance."
And now our Father, we thank thee for thy direction in building temples
wherein the blessings of baptism and of celestial marriage and of eternal
life may be made available to the living and the dead. And we thank thee
that thou art gathering scattered Israel out of Babylon, into thy Church
and kingdom, so they may receive the blessings promised in thy holy
O Father, hasten the day when righteousness shall prevail; when the rulers
of nations shall open their borders to the preaching of the gospel; when
the door of salvation shall swing wide open for the honest and upright and
good among every people.
We pray for the spread of truth; we pray for the missionary cause; we seek
strength and numbers and means to proclaim thy everlasting truths to more
of thy other children in every nation, among every kindred, and speaking
every tongue. Wilt thou preserve those who are and shall take thy message
to the world. Keep them free from sin and steadfast in their desires to be
living witnesses of thy great latter-day work.
Wilt thou, O Lord, remember thy covenants with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
concerning their seed; and with Lehi and Nephi and thy "other sheep" on the
American continent; that their descendants should have the blessings of the
gospel, "which are the blessings of salvation, even of life eternal." Cause
that the scattered remnants of thine ancient chosen people may open their
hearts to the message of those living prophets whom thou dost now send to
Let thy servants speak as with thy voice in inviting thy chosen ones to
forsake the world and come out of darkness into the marvelous light of thy
Son. Let them say: "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of
her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
O let success attend thy work in all its parts; and let thy kingdom roll
forth, as the stone cut from the mountain without hands, until it breaks in
pieces all other kingdoms and fills the whole earth!
And hasten the day, O Lord of Hosts, when the scattered remnants of Judah,
after their pain, shall be sanctified in holiness before thee and shall
build again the waste places of Jerusalem, that they may once again be
numbered with thy people; that the promises may be fulfilled, "for out of
Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."
As thou knowest, O our God, we are living in the last days when the signs
of the times are being shown forth; when thou art hastening thy work in its
time; and when we have already heard the voice of one crying in the
wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord and make his paths straight.
We have received thy messenger, even the messenger of the covenant, who has
brought again thy everlasting gospel, to be a light to the world and a
standard for thy people. And it is our desire to be instruments in thy
hands to prepare a people for the coming of thy Son; for the day when every
valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; for
the day when the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and he shall stand
again on earth; for the day when thy saints shall be redeemed, and "shall
mention the loving kindness of their Lord, and all that he has bestowed
upon them according to his goodness, and according to his loving kindness,
forever and ever."
O, our Father, we long for the day when the Prince of Peace shall come,
when the earth shall rest and righteousness be found again upon her face;
and it is our prayer, spoken out of humble and contrite hearts, that we
shall abide the day and be found worthy to live with him whom thou hast
appointed to stand as King of kings and Lord of lords, to whom be glory and
honor and power and might both now and forever.
Wilt thou strengthen us in our desires to keep thy commandments and
overcome the world, to be living witnesses of the truth and divinity of thy
work, and to stand valiantly in bearing testimony of those things which we
have received. We desire to bridle our passions, to control our appetites,
and to rise above the lusts of the flesh and the evil and carnality that is
everywhere to be found. We desire righteousness. We are thy people; pour
out thy Spirit upon us.
O Lord, wilt thou bless us and keep us, and make thy face to shine upon us,
and give us peace. These are our desires, and thou hast said that thou wilt
grant unto the children of men according to their desires, and we now call
upon thee in faith and unity to fulfill thy promises and grant us the
desires of our hearts in righteousness.
We desire, above all things, to be saved in thy kingdom, for we know "there
is no gift greater than the gift of salvation," and that salvation consists
in becoming perfect as thou and thy Son are perfect and in the continuation
of the family unit in eternity.
And so, O God our Heavenly and Eternal Father, we pray that we may perfect
our families. Wilt thou cause that husbands and wives in Israel shall love
each other and cleave unto their eternal companions and none else. Wilt
thou guide parents in Zion in bringing up their children in light and in
truth, that our children, who are also thy children, shall stand firm in
the faith forever. Wilt thou pour out upon the young and rising generation
the spirit of obedience and conformity that they may be led to honor their
fathers and their mothers as thou didst command by the mouths of Moses and
others of thy servants.
Let not the choice spirits whom thou hast sent to earth in the lineage of
thy friend, Abraham our father, be led in paths where they transgress thy
laws "and fight and quarrel one with another, and serve the devil, who is
the master of sin." O may the spirit of love and of unity, of service and
of righteousness be in the homes of all Israel, that thy chosen people may
truly be as a city set on an hill whose light cannot be hid.
We are grateful beyond any measure of expression for thy goodness and grace
and for all thou hast done for us. We acknowledge thy hand in all things.
We have no desires but to serve thee and keep thy commandments, to worship
thee in spirit and in truth, so that we may enjoy the companionship of thy
Holy Spirit in this life and dwell with thee in thy kingdom when our labors
here are completed.
"How glorious is the voice we hear from heaven, proclaiming in our ears,
glory, and salvation, and honor, and immortality, and eternal life;
kingdoms, principalities, and powers!"
O "That our garments may be pure, that we may be clothed upon with robes of
righteousness, with palms in our hands, and crowns of glory upon our heads,
and reap eternal joy for all our sufferings.
"O Lord God Almighty, hear us in these our petitions, and answer us from
heaven, thy holy habitation, where thou sittest enthroned, with glory,
honor, power, majesty, might, dominion, truth, justice, judgment, mercy,
and an infinity of fulness, from everlasting to everlasting."
And now, O God, the Eternal Father, accept from our mouths these words of
praise and thanksgiving and petition. Hear our cries; read the thoughts and
intents of our hearts; and be pleased to grant us all that we need without
our multiplying words before thee. Thou knowest that we acknowledge thy
hand in all things, and desire to serve thee and keep thy commandments,
that we may have place with thee in thy kingdom.
We dedicate the grounds on which it stands and which surround it. We
dedicate the font and ordinance rooms, and especially the sealing rooms,
that they may be kept holy and that thy protecting care may be over them,
and that thy Spirit may ever be present to inspire those who attend.
We dedicate the foundations, the walls, the floors, the ceilings, the
tower, and all parts of the building. Protect it, we pray thee, from any
devastating influence, holocausts, hurricanes, storms, or destruction of
any kind. Protect all the mechanical parts, the lighting conduits and
fixtures, the ventilating system and elevators, and all things pertaining
to this building.
We dedicate the walks, the ornamental landscaping—the trees, plants,
flowers, and shrubbery. May they add beauty and fragrance to the
surroundings. May all that is done herein be done with an eye single to thy
glory and the building of thy kingdom here upon the earth.
It has been our privilege, as guided by the whisperings of thy Spirit, to
build unto thee this temple, which we now present unto thee as another of
thy holy houses.
Wherefore, according to the pattern thou hast given, and in harmony with
the course pursued by thy servants who have been before, and acting in the
authority of that priesthood which is after the order of thy Son, and in
his holy name, we dedicate this, the Ogden Temple of the Church of Jesus
Christ, to thee, the Lord.
We humbly pray that thou wilt accept this edifice and pour out thy
blessings upon it as a house to which thou wilt come and in which thy
Spirit will direct all that is done, that it may be acceptable unto thee.
Let thy spirit and blessings attend and guide the temple president and
matron and all who officiate herein, that a feeling of holiness will
prevail in every room of this, thy holy house. May all who enter have clean
hands and pure hearts, and may they be built up in their faith and depart
with a feeling of peace and praising thy holy name.
O Lord God of our fathers, who sitteth upon thy throne, and who liveth, and
reigneth over all things—blessed be thy holy name both now and forever!
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, thine only Son. Even so, amen and
Ogden Utah Temple to receive improvements, Moroni
OGDEN, Utah The Ogden Utah Temple, dedicated in January 1972, is
receiving some improvements, including the addition of an Angel Moroni
statue atop its spire.
Besides the statue, the project involves renovation of landscaping
around the temple and adjacent tabernacle, replacement of the lighting
around the temple exterior, improvement of drainage, modification of
parking and revamping of the temple fountain and pool. Work began Sept. 3
and is expected to be completed by year's end. The temple will remain open
for ordinances while the project proceeds.
The Ogden and Provo Utah temples, similar in design, were dedicated in
1972. They were the first temples in Utah to be constructed in 75 years. At
the time, it was not uncommon for temples to be constructed without Moroni
statues, though nearly every temple built since then has included the
No plans have been announced to equip other existing temples with Angel