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When giving blessings, we are pronouncing a blessing as directed by the Spirit. This is different than a prayer. We, as priesthood holders, are receiving revelation as to what to say from the Father. Should we use the same language (thy,thou, etc.) in giving blessings that we use in prayer?

Blake

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Dear Blake,

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In using “old world” language (thee, thy, thou) we are addressing our Father in Heaven through prayer. The sacrament prayers come to mind as well.

mormon-priesthoodWhen giving blessings, we are pronouncing a blessing as directed by the Spirit. This is different than a prayer. We, as priesthood holders, are receiving revelation as to what to say from the Father. As such, thee, thy & thou do not apply because the blessing is directed to the person receiving the blessing.

-Gramps

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