by Earl R. Curry
QUESTION NO 5: What are the characteristics of the Endowment?
Prayer of Inquiry:
What shall be the characteristics of this great endowment experience? Help us
see, in part, how and what shall be done so that the intensity of our longing may become
as a white hot iron, ready for the anvil, that the right arm of Thyself, Oh Great Artificer,
may work in power among us.
Historical and interpretive note:
The very condensed statements concerning the characteristics of the endowment,
standing at the head of the amplification of each of the ten characteristics, came to me
under inspiration as I sat in one of the back seats of the Temple during a 1936 Reunion
prayer service. Out of this, during the week, developed the most wonderful spiritual
testimony and experience of my life. The amplification referred to came over several
weeks of time, for a short period each day, as I worked in the third floor of the Temple.
I believe it wise to point out that these ten characteristics, thus so briefly stated,
also suggest ways and means as procedures which, if sought to be developed, will
grandly assist any who find a very great desire to prepare for the endowment welling up
within their souls. May our most wonderful and marvelous Heavenly Father add the
blessing of His Holy Spirit.
Earl R. Curry