Blessing to John Murdock, 1 March 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

You are not set apart as one of the but to continue as you have been, To be ready to go at the command of the Lord, where he may see proper to send thee. Tho[u] art blessed. The Lord shall bless thee in thy basket and in thy store Thou shalt have an additional degree of wisdom Thine eyes shall yet be opened to see those <​things​> which thou hast not seen. Thou art feeble, therefore, pray that thou mayst be made strong. thou mayst be prepared to go forth as may be required of thee. We pray that thou mayst be with power with thy brethren. [p. 174]
In common with thy brethren thou shalt have mu[c]h joy and also much sorrow. Thy enemies will seek thy destruction We therefore upon thee those blessings which have heretofore been pronounced upon thee even in thy . Amen. [p. 175]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    Murdock, who was ordained a high priest in June 1831, had served several missions since his baptism in November 1830. After accompanying the Camp of Israel to Missouri, he remained there for a couple of months before departing in September 1834 with Zebedee Coltrin to “prech to the Eastren country.” Murdock arrived in Kirtland from this mission on 19 February 1835. (Minutes, ca. 3–4 June 1831; Murdock, Journal, 24 Sept. 1834 and 19 Feb. 1835.)  

    Murdock, John. Journal, ca. 1830–1859. John Murdock, Journal and Autobiography, ca. 1830–1867. CHL. MS 1194, fd. 2.

  2. 2

    See Deuteronomy 28:5.  

  3. 3

    Murdock suffered ill health throughout his journey back from Missouri, but on 20 February 1835, he was blessed by church patriarch Joseph Smith Sr. that he would “be healed of the infirmities of [his] body.” (Murdock, Journal, 20 Feb. 1835.)  

    Murdock, John. Journal, ca. 1830–1859. John Murdock, Journal and Autobiography, ca. 1830–1867. CHL. MS 1194, fd. 2.

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    Murdock received a blessing from Joseph Smith Sr., patriarch of the church, on 20 February 1835. (Murdock, Journal, 20 Feb. 1835.)  

    Murdock, John. Journal, ca. 1830–1859. John Murdock, Journal and Autobiography, ca. 1830–1867. CHL. MS 1194, fd. 2.