Sacrament

“When you look on the dictionary for the most important word, do you know what it is? It could be ‘remember.’ Because all of you have made covenants – to know what to do and you know how to do it – our greatest need is to remember. That is why everyone goes to sacrament meeting every Sabbath day.”

Spencer W. Kimball

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“But there’s another way of looking at taking the Lord’s name in vain. When we partake of the sacrament we renew a covenant to take Christ’s name upon us. When we do so out of habit rather than as a sincere choice, are we taking His name in vain? … The Hebrew word that was translated in our scriptures as vain means meaningless and empty… Perhaps the commandment in Exodus 20:7 should read thou shalt not take upon thyself the name of God with empty and meaningless intent. When we give up the hope Christ offers through His Atonement, are we taking the Lord’s name in vain? Are we rendering His grace, His divine help, as useless, empty, and meaningless in our lives?”

Brad Wilcox  |  The Law of the Gospel

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“I imagine that if we could see the heavenly barometer that reads and records the secret thoughts of each person during the sacrament, we would have a pretty good measure of the spirituality of that person.”

Tad R. Callister  |  The Infinite Atonement

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Each week we partake of the sacrament and make a covenant with our Heavenly Father. We promise to link our identity with the Savior’s by pledging our willingness to take upon us His name, to always remember Him, and to keep His commandments. Conscientiously preparing for and worthily making these covenants each week anchors us to the Savior, helps us internalize our commitment, and powerfully propels us along the covenant path.

Elder Dale G. Renlund  |  Unwavering Commitment to Jesus Christ

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

“Most people in trouble end up crying, ‘What was I thinking?’ Well, whatever they were thinking, they weren’t thinking of Christ. Yet, as members of His Church, we pledge every Sunday of our lives to take upon ourselves His name and promise to ‘always remember him.’ So let us work a little harder at remembering Him.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Place No More For the Enemy of My Soul, April 2010 General Conference

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“We must come to the sacrament table hungry.”

Melvin J. Ballard

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“Sacrament meeting is the most sacred, the most holy, of all the meetings of the Church.”

Joseph Fielding Smith  |  Doctrines of Salvation, comp. Bruce R. McConkie (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1955), 2:340.

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The Spiritual renewal we receive from our sacrament meetings will not exceed our preparation and our willingness and desire to be taught.

Dennis B. Neuenschwander  |  “Holy Place, Sacred Space,” Ensign, May 2003, p. 72

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

We are to remember in as personal a way as possible that Christ died from a heart broken by shouldering entirely alone the sins and sorrows of the whole human family. Inasmuch as we contributed to that fatal burden, such a moment demands our respect.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Behold the Lamb of God

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“True worship goes on seven days a week. Sacraments and vows and covenants of renewal ascend to heaven daily in personal prayer.”

Bruce R. McConkie  |  A New Witness for the Articles of Faith

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