How to End PrayerIn a previous post, I noted that the words “Melchizedek Priesthood” were nearly absent from the initiatory rite at the temple and the ordinances were merely performed “by authority.”  This past week, I noticed another absence:  “In the name of Jesus Christ.”  Nearly all Mormon prayers end with the words “In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”  But about half of the prayers/blessings in the initiatory rite do not end with those words.  Rather, our bodies are simply blessed, and then a second temple worker comes in to seal or confirm the blessing.  This second temple worker usually ends “in the name of Jesus Christ, amen”, but the original blessing just simply ends with a blessing and without those words.  Is this significant?  If yes, what is the significance?  If no, why are these blessings different?

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