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15 Phoenix Arizona Temple Pictures: The Desert Shall Rejoice

Environment photo of a Phoenix Arizona temple picture over a sofa.

The Phoenix Arizona Temple was dedicated on November 16, 2014, making it the 144th completed LDS Temple and 5th LDS Temple in Arizona.


Every temple is designed and constructed with only the best supplies and materials in mind. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seeks to give its all to the construction of each building dedicated to our Savior Jesus Christ, which is why every detail is carefully considered. 


The Phoenix Temple is 27,423 square feet wide, with the extending grounds reaching a total of 5.19 acres. The exterior walls are made with integral colored concrete panels, with marble as the interior wall. The interior also takes on the tones of the desert with touches of earthy colors and turquoise. 


Every LDS Temple is given a unique dedicatory prayer once the construction is completed. Interestingly, many of the more recent temples include passages with young people in mind. For example, in the Phoenix Arizona Temple dedicatory prayer, it says:


“Help the youth of Thy church stand firm for truth and righteousness. Open wide to their view the gates of learning, of understanding and of service in Thy kingdom. Build within them strength to resist the temptations of the world. Give them the will to walk in virtue and faith, to be prayerful and to look to Thee as their constant anchor.”


The special promises we make with God in the temple are the perfect place to draw perspective and strength. They remind us of what is truly important in life and helps us come to better understand God’s wisdom and His deep love for His children. 


Six of our LDS temple photographers have captured breathtaking scenes of this beautiful and sacred building of worship. Each photo is perfect for inviting a sense of peace and calm into any home, especially if the Phoenix Temple holds special meaning to you and your loved ones.

Stunning Phoenix Temple Photos

In the Bible, Isaiah records a special prophecy that reads: “the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose” Isaiah 35:1). While this particular passage is referring to the second coming of Jesus Christ, the phrase easily comes to mind when looking at these beautiful shots of the Phoenix Temple, complete with lovely Arizona sunsets. 


The temple brings a lot of joy and fulfillment to members of the church in the area and it is not uncommon for its presence to lead to community changes that make the surrounding area more visually appealing.


Which one is your favorite? We’d love to hear in the comments!


Photo of the Phoenix Arizona Temple surrounded by cacti and desert landscape.

Phoenix Arizona Temple - Ponder by Evan Lurker

Phoenix Temple against orange clouds.

Phoenix Arizona Temple - Fiery Sky by Evan Lurker

Phoenix Temple against a purple, pink, and orange sunset.

Phoenix Arizona Temple - Sunset Burst by Lance Bertola

Phoenix Temple photo standing behind a purple flower bed.

Phoenix Arizona Temple - Purple Flower Pathway by Lance Bertola

Phoenix Temple standing behind a reflection pool with orange and purple clouds.

Phoenix Temple - Infinity by Lance Bertola

Phoenix Temple in front of orange and purple clouds.

Phoenix Temple - Covenant Path Series by Robert A Boyd

Phoenix Temple standing in front of orange and purple clouds.

Phoenix Temple - Courtyard by Robert A Boyd

Panoramic photo of of the Phoenix Temple among desert trees and purple mountains.

phoenix Temple - Sunset by Scott Jarvie

Panoramic Phoenix Temple photo among desert trees and purple hills.

Phoenix Temple - In the Forest by Scott Jarvie

Arial photo of the Phoenix Temple glowing against the evening sky.

Phoenix Temple - Mountain Sunrise by Scott Jarvie

Phoenix Temple photo surrounded by desert landscape.

Phoenix Temple - Desert Scene by Scott Jarvie

Phoenix temple and grounds in front of pink and purple clouds.

Phoenix Temple - A House of Peace by Robert A Boyd

Phoenix Temple and reflective pool on a clear day

Phoenix Temple - New Year Sunset by Kyle Woodbury

Phoenix Temple photo and entrance sign.

Phoenix Temple - Sign by Scott Jarvie

LDS Temples constructed in desert areas have a unique beauty to them. If you liked these photos, you may also like:


18 Gilbert Temple Pictures: Sanctuary of Serenity


10 Los Angeles Temple Pictures That Feel Like a Hug

Or you can peruse our full collection of Phoenix Temple pictures. It's always growing, so be sure to check back!

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