Blessings

1) Blessings from God. In Mormonism, every blessing from God is dependent on their obedience. “There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated – And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated” (D&C 130:20-21).

2) Blessings given by members of the LDS priesthood. These include, but are not limited to, the naming and blessing of children, confirming of new members, dedicating of homes and graves, and blessings administered by fathers on the members of their families. Such blessings are given in times of sickness or at significant events.

3) Patriarchal blessing. Once in a lifetime blessing given by a man called to be a patriarch. These are conditioned on a person’s faithfulness and obedience.