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Day in the Life

Mar 23, 1837

Journal Entry

March 23, 1837 ~ Thursday
March 23rd. I repaired to the house of the Lord at an early
hour in the morning to spend the day in prayer and fasting
with the saints in Kirtland, as this was a day set apart
for that purpose. Immediately after entering the house in com-
pany with several other Elders, I went within the veil and we
bowed down before the Lord in the Aronic stand & offer'd
a morning sacrifice, & the spirit of God rested upon us
with joy to our souls. I was called upon, by the Patriarch
JOSEPH to read a chapter in the book of Mormon I then
read the third chapter of the Book of Jacob, which contains the
parable of the tame olive tree likend unto the house of Israel
as was spake by the Prophet Zenos. The same God that
touched Isaiah's lips with hallowed fire[Isaiah 6:7], gave Zenos great
wisdom in setting forth this parable. After I had made some
brief remarks upon the subject the congregation took
their seats, for the services of the day, in the following
order. The house being divided into four parts by veils,
the females occupied two parts & the males the others,
some of the presidency presided in each appartment
The time was taken up during the day in each appart-
ment in singing, exortation, & prayer, some had a tongue,
others an interpetation, & all was in order. The power
of GOD
rested upon the people the gifts were poured out
upon us some had the administering of angels & the
image of GOD sat upon the countenance's of the Sa[i]nts.
at 4 oclock PM. the veils were all rolled up together which
brough[t] the whole congregation in full view of each other
and while the presence of the LORD filled the house the
congregation of the Saints fell upon their knees & all as one
man, vocally poured forth rejoicing, supplication & Prayer,
before the God of Israel which closed the services of
the day, after contributing for the support of the poor [FIGURE]
{may move my spirit in my God he long [illegible shorthand] the blessings in the [illegible shorthand] while the moon gladdens the shades of night the} ever
{[illegible shorthand] of man when the center to his soul and interest vibrate his mind into with peculiar sensations not expressed with those}
{that cause with myself while the} AMOR of GOD {and enjoying the} {friendship} {of a Saint} [FIGURE]

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Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

was spent in the Temple by the Saints in Kirtland in fasting and prayer. Pat- riarch Joseph Smith, sen., presided. The Spirit of the Lord was poured out upon the people; a contribution was taken up for the poor.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

was spent in the Temple by the Saints in Kirtland, in fasting and prayer. Patriarch Joseph Smith, sen., presided. The Spirit of the Lord was poured out upon the people. A contribution was taken up for the poor.

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

preparations for my Endowment This day was spent in the Temple by the saints in Kirtland in fasting and prayer the House was divided into four parts by vails the females the females occupied 2 apartments and the males the other two. The Patirarch Joseph Smith sen ^Presided He^ called upon me to read a Chapter in the Book of Mormon. I read the third Chapter of the Book of Jacob containing the parable of the bare Olive tree likend unto the House of Israel, I made a few remarks upon the subject, the time was occupied during the day in singing, exhortation, prayer and the exercising of the gifts, some spoke in tongues, others interpeted. The Spirit of the Lord was poured out upon the people in a great degree, at the close of the meeting there was a

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

On I went up to the House of the Lord at an early hour in the morning to spend the day in prayer and fasting with the Saints in Kirtland as this was a day set apart for that purpose. Immediately after en^t^ering the House in company ^with^ of several other Elders I went within the veil and we bowed before the Lord in the Aronic Stand and offerred up our morning sacrifice. The Spirit rested upon us with joy to our souls. I was then called upon by Father Joseph to read a chapter in the Book of Mormon and I read a chapter from the Book of Jacob which contains the parable of the tame olive tree likened unto the house of Israel as was spoken by the Prophet Zenos. The same God that touched Isaiah's lips with hallowed ^fire^ gave Zenos great wisdom in setting forth this parable. When I had made some brief remarks upon the subject the congregation took their seats for the service of the day in the following order: The house being divided into four parts by veils the females occupied two parts and the males the others. Some of the Presidency presided in each appartment The time was taken up during the day in singing exhortation and prayer. Some had a tongue others an interpretation and all was done in order. The power of God rested upon the congregation. Upon some the gifts were poured out while others had the administration of angles and the image of God sat upon the countenances of the Saints. At four o'clock in the afternoon the veils were all rolled up together which brought the whole congregation in full view of each other and while the presence of the Lord filled the house the congregation of Saints fell upon their knees and all as with one accord vocally poured forth rejoicing supplication and prayer before the God of Israel. This closed the service of the day after contributing for the support of the poor.

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Woodruffs live with Jonathan and Olive Hale; Wilford records patriarchal blessings for Joseph Smith Sr.

Mar 23, 1837