Sacrament

LDS Quotes on Sacrament

“The ordinances of baptism and the sacrament symbolize both the end result and process of being born again. In baptism, we bury the old man of flesh and come forth to a newness of life.”

Douglas D. Holmes

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“May we take time this Christmas season to renew our covenants to follow the Savior and to do his will, just as he did the will of our Heavenly Father. As we do so, the words of King Benjamin’s people, recorded 125 years before the Savior’s birth, will be fulfilled for us today: ‘O have mercy, and apply the atoning blood of Christ that we may receive forgiveness of our sins, and our hearts may be purified; for we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who created heaven and earth, and all things; who shall come down among the children of men’ (Mosiah 4:2).

Elder Robert D. Hales  |  "The Promise of Christmas"

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“A periodic review of the covenants we have made with the Lord will help us with our priorities and with balance in our lives. This review will help us see where we need to repent and change our lives to ensure that we are worthy of the promises that accompany our covenants and sacred ordinances. Working out our own salvation requires good planning and a deliberate, valiant effort.”

Elder M. Russell Ballard  |  “Keeping Life’s Demands in Balance,” Ensign, May 1987, 14.

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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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“The form of worship is frequently an outward compliance without the true soul acknowledgment of its deep spiritual significance… In the partaking of the sacrament, there is danger of people’s permitting formality to supersede spirituality.”

David O. McKay  |  Gospel Ideals (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1953), 71.

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“Partaking of the sacrament is not to be a mere passive experience.”

Marion G. Romney  |  Conference Report, April 1946, 39–40.

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“But, as President Kimball noted, ‘We do not go to Sabbath meetings to be entertained or even solely to be instructed. We go to worship the Lord. It is an individual responsibility, and regardless of what is said from the pulpit, if one wishes to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth, he may do so by attending his meetings, partaking of the sacrament, and contemplating the beauties of the gospel. If the service is a failure to you, you have failed. No one can worship for you; you must do your own waiting upon the Lord.”

Church News  |  (Ensign, January 1978.) — Church News, July 6, 2002, p. 16

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As we think of the things He did for us, we will not only come to know more about Him, but we will come to know Him; we will not only want to live more like Him, but we will also learn how to do so. Through introspection and self-analysis, we can come to know what we have done that needs to be repented of and learn what we can do to improve spiritually in some way.

Arnold Garr

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“No more sacred ordinance has been given to us by the Lord than the administration of the Sacrament.”

David O. McKay  |  Conference Report, October 1956, 88.

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It’s impossible to live a perfect life. Only one man was able to live perfectly while dwelling on this telestial planet. That was Jesus Christ. Although we may not be perfect, brothers and sisters, we can be worthy: worthy to partake of the sacrament, worthy of temple blessings, and worthy to receive personal revelation.

Becky Craven  |  Careful versus Casual

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