Print Friendly, PDF & Email



Dear Gramps,

There was a discussion in Priesthood meeting on giving blessings. One of the brethern said you do not, with much emphasis on not, give blessings to those who are not members of the church. Several of the brethern said if faith is there, and even tho they be not baptised members of the church, it is OK to give blessings. What is the Mormon church policy on this? I have tried to find it in some of the books and references I have to no avail.





Dear Thomas,

Do they think that Jesus required all the people he helped to be baptized before he blessed them? The prerequisites for a blessing under the hands of the priesthood are faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a desire to receive a blessing from the Lord. I have had the privilege of giving health blessings to a number of non-members–one, an elderly lady who was baptized a week after she was healed from a life-long illness.






Copyright © 2022 Ask Gramps - Q and A about Mormon Doctrine. All Rights Reserved.
This website is not owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon or LDS Church). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. For the official Church websites, please visit or

Pin It on Pinterest