President Hinckley's son dedicates the grave

Published: Saturday, Feb. 2 2008 3:56 p.m. MST

Elder Richard G. Hinckley, son of LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, dedicated the grave. Here is the text of the prayer:

"Our loving and eternal Father, who art in heaven, in the authority of the holy Melchizedek Priesthood, I dedicate this grave and this burial site as the resting place for the mortal remains of Gordon B. Hinckley until such time as thou callest him forth in the morning of the resurrection.

"We pray, Father, that this will be a hallowed place, a sacred place, that as people come to pay respects they will do so with reverence and with gratitude to thee for thy Son, for his atoning sacrifice, for the resurrection, which is promised to all, and for eternal life, that is promised to the faithful.

"Father, wouldst thou protect this beautiful setting that it will not be desecrated or harmed in any way by those who would cause mischief or other damage. Wouldst thou protect it that it may be always a place of peace and reverence and love and respect and remembrance; always with hearts of those who are here turned to thee in gratitude.

"And we do this, all, in the name of Jesus Christ, thy son. Amen."

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