Scott, Richard G. “Temple Worship: The Source of Strength and Power in Times of Need.” Ensign 39 (May 2009): 43-45. [Mormon/Ritual/Liturgy/
In this sermon Elder Scott stressed that we have many stories of faithful people sacrificing much and traveling long distances for temple ordinances, but many who live close to a temple do not attend. He urged them to set goals and not allow anything to interfere with their attendance. He has been doing so himself on a weekly basis for fourteen years. He gives ten suggestions of how to gain more benefit from temple attendance. He alluded to visionary experiences while attending temple dedications which apparently involved seeing an inverted funnel of people waiting for their ordinances and release from prison. He also explained how the temple was especially meaningful to him with the loss of a daughter at childbirth, then six weeks later a son following surgery, and finally the loss of his wife fourteen years ago. He thanks the Lord for the opportunity to grow and learn, and with the knowledge of the sealing power of the priesthood ordinances and the plan of salvation he can rejoice in the gospel and his family.