Naming and Blessing Children 


Naming and Blessing Children 


18.6.2 Instructions

Under the direction of the bishopric, Melchizedek Priesthood holders gather in a circle to name and bless a child. They place their hands under a baby, or they place their hands lightly on an older child’s head. Then the one acting as a voice:


1. Addresses Heavenly Father in prayer.

2. States that the blessing is being performed by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood.

3. Gives the child a name.

4. Addresses the child.

5. Gives a blessing to the child as guided by the Spirit.

6. Closes in the name of Jesus Christ.