Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Sacrament

  • "I testify that the Lord goes before your face whenever you are on His errand. Sometimes you will be the angel the Lord sends to bear others up. Sometimes you will be the one surrounded by angels who bear you up. But always you will have His Spirit to be in your heart, as you have been promised in every sacrament service. You have only to keep His commandments."

    —President Henry B. Eyring, "Fear Not to Do Good"
    Topics: Sacrament

  • "The ordinance of the sacrament has been called “one of the most holy and sacred ordinances in the Church.” It needs to become more holy and sacred to each of us. Jesus Christ Himself instituted the ordinance to remind us what He did to redeem us and to teach us how we may avail ourselves of His Redemption and thereby live with God again."

    —James J. Hamula, "The Sacrament and the Atonement"
    Topics: Sacrament

  • "The sacrament truly helps us know our Savior. It also reminds us of His innocent suffering. If life were truly fair, you and I would never be resurrected; you and I would never be able to stand clean before God. In this respect, I am grateful that life is not fair."

    —Dale G. Renlund, "That I Might Draw All Men unto Me", Ensign, May 2016
    Topics: Sacrament

  • "So how can we apply the doctrine of Christ more fully in our lives? One way would be to make a conscious effort each week to prepare for the sacrament by taking some time to prayerfully consider where we most need to improve. We could then bring a sacrifice of at least one thing that keeps us from being like Jesus Christ to the sacrament altar, pleading in faith for help, asking for necessary spiritual gifts, and covenanting to improve during the coming week. As we do so, the Holy Ghost will come into our lives to a greater degree, and we will have additional strength to overcome our imperfections."

    —Brian K. Ashton, "The Doctrine of Christ"
    Topics: Sacrament, Holy Ghost

  • ""The wards and branches of the Church offer a weekly gathering of respite and renewal, a time and place to leave the world behind—the Sabbath. It is a day to “delight thyself in the Lord,” to experience the spiritual healing that comes with the sacrament, and to receive the renewed promise of His Spirit to be with us. ""

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "Why the Church"
    Topics: Sacrament, Sabbath Day

  • "Do we recognize the ability of the Savior to completely cleanse us every week as we worthily and thoughtfully partake of the sacrament?"

    —Linda S. Reeves, "Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants"
    Topics: Sacrament