The sanctuary of the home is more important to the spiritual life of the family than
any church building or temple.
Basic Beliefs #19
To whom then shall I speak? Who will my mystery touch? Who among so many children
will set aside their lesser self, and with an eager humble mind, embrace the heart
of all my wisdom to make it as their own?
7th Endowment 1:5
What one gift would you give the world to lift it from despair? What good act of
godly grace would you plant within the heart, to brighten well the darkest day and
to fill the world with hope? What one vision would you bravely dream to make it come
alive, to change forever the world around and fill it up with joy?
Would you now commit yourself to be a good example? Could you, yourself, become the
light which reveals the heart of God, chasing away the darkest shadows which cloud
the minds of men? Can you set aside your fears and prove the strength of God, holding
up before the world a faith which never fails?
7th Endowment 6:1-2
25 For in your hand is found a power: to create on earth a bit of Heaven where God
might be revealed, a place within your very home where the holy and sacred meet,
to bind on earth the things of God through the living of your life.
26 Build therefore a Sanctuary in your home, to be for you and all your house a
Holy of Holies, having in itself both the altar and mercy seat, and let this prove
the sacred place where you and God confer through the moving of the Spirit.
27 For all that is holy and come from God is first made manifest in the Sanctuary
of the home, and from there shall the Spirit of God move into the life of the family,
which Spirit is carried into the Tabernacle of God’s Peace to bless the community
in which you live.
28 Let then the Sanctuary of your home be that very fount from which all good things
do flow forth into the world; flowing from the life you live to touch and empower
both the Tabernacle and Temple together, creating within the garden places, the hush
of sacred things filled with joy and hope and peace.
29 Come now and sit you by and rest your mind in me, and even I will whisper into
your heart a wonder filled with glory; and in the telling and the hearing shall you
become enlightened; to prove yourself in the doing as one who stands empowered.
30 Know you then and do not doubt, for I am always with you in the living of your
life; to build in you the sacred fire of all God’s wisdom, to inspire in you the
touch of holy things.
- is a room set apart within your home and consecrated to God. It should be the most
beautiful room in your home because it is your gift to your Heavenly Parents. This
room should never be in a basement.
- is a place of holiness, a sacred place. If you do not feel that your sanctuary
is sacred, then your Heavenly Parents will not think it is sacred.
- is the forge where all the elements of faith, prayer, meditation, solitude and
fellowship are brought together in a sacred place to empower the spiritual identity
and purpose of one’s self and family.
- is a protected place. Those who scorn, ridicule, or hold in contempt the teachings
of the Song of God should not be allowed in your sanctuary. Allow no one to show
disrespect to the sanctuary of your home.
- should have an altar and a mercy seat. A mercy seat is not a chair, but an elevated
podium-like structure from which the will and grace of the divine is revealed.