Priesthood blessing

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A priesthood blessing in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is a "prayer for healing, comfort or counsel given by a Melchizedek Priesthood holder, who lays his hands on the head of the person receiving the blessing."[1] Priesthood blessings are considered to be non-saving ordinances by Latter-day Saints.[2]

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  1. ^ "Helpful Words to Know", Ensign, LDS Church, October 2006
  2. ^ Oaks, Dallin H. (May 1987), "Priesthood Blessings", Ensign