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OFFICIAL DEDICATORY PRAYER

for the Land of Mongolia for the preaching of the restored Gospel
April15, 1993~4:00 pm, Zaisan Hill – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
By Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Almighty God, Father of the whole human family, we, a few of thy children, feel privileged
to gather here today. We are grateful for the sunshine and thank Thee, O God, for so
smiling upon this special occasion. Though we can see Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar,
in the distance, Father, we know we cannot see far away. We are comforted to know that
Thou seest all things at all times. Some of us are far from home and far from our families,
but we are comforted to know that no place is distant from Thee.

Father, as we prepare to dedicate the country of Mongolia for the preaching of the
restored Gospel and for the building up of Thy Kingdom, we first seek to rededicate
ourselves to Thy service and to Thy purposes in the earth.

Father, bless these pioneering couples and all those missionaries who will follow. Protect
them; bless them with a love for the Mongolian people. May their assistance be
welcomed; may the ways they help the Mongolian people be appreciated.

O God, Our Father, bless the new converts. Help them to be strong as they will shape the
future of the Church in Mongolia.

Please continue to raise up friends in Mongolia who will help Thy work to progress.

May all of these things be combined so that Thy work will help these hardy, strong
Mongolian people to be happier and more prosperous.

Father, this is a wind-swept land. May it also be the case that the winds of freedom will
never cease to blow in Mongolia. Preserve and protect the independence of Mongolia
regardless of the moves made on the great checkerboard of the nations.

Heavenly Father, may the yesterdays of Mongolia not hold the tomorrows of Mongolia
hostage.

We pray for the leaders, present and future, of this nation. Guide them and bless them to
preserve freedom and to have a more adequate economy.

Father, we realize there are many in the world to whom Mongolia is unknown and
unappreciated, but we plead with thee, Father, that Mongolia not go unblessed.

So, in the power and the authority of the Holy Apostleship, I dedicate the land of Mongolia
and bless its leaders and people, its soil, and its sky – all to the end that the nation may
be blessed, that it will so respond to the Gospel message so that Thy work may be firmly
established here. May Mongolia even be a beacon light to other nations.

Father, we thank thee for the atonement of Thy Son Jesus Christ, for Thy plan of salvation
which tells us who we are and why we are here. We thank Thee for the restoration of Thy
Gospel and unite in our expressions of appreciation on this special occasion. We are
grateful for the love Thou has given us and ask Thy blessing to preserve our memories of
this occasion.

We so dedicate this land. May the members of the Church here be good citizens of the
Church and good citizens of this nation. For all these things we pray. As Mongolia faces
the future, may the sunshine we experience this day symbolize Thine approval of this
occasion and this dedication. We so pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
Transcribed from the tape and slightly edited by Elder Maxwell.