The Sacrament’s Sweet Promise

Based on an article by various authors

Church members share how their experiences with the sacrament have helped them feel closer to the Savior. They testify of the promise of the sacrament—that if we “always remember [Christ], and keep his commandments … [we] may always have his Spirit to be with [us]” (Moroni 4:3).

Here are three attitudes we can bring to the sacrament that will help us have His Spirit in our lives.

1.     We can devotedly remember the Savior.

Sister Carolina Almánzar de Flete, from the Dominican Republic, prayerfully prepares for the sacrament by seeking mindful moments to remember the Savior. She also tries to provide the same experience for her children. “I take the bread in hopes of leading by example as my Savior did,” she says.

2.     We can bring with us a broken heart and a contrite spirit.

Margarida Demarchi of Manitoba, Canada, tries to come prepared with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. “I learned that when I approach the sacrament seeking for the Lord as the brother of Jared did, and bring my stones of a broken heart and a contrite spirit, I leave the sacrament meeting with light,” Sister Demarchi says.

3.     We can truly hunger for the promised blessings.

Nathan Loomis of South Carolina, USA, relates how his appreciation and longing for the sacrament grew when he was a soldier stationed in a remote location. He was given permission to administer the sacrament for himself as the only Latter-day Saint in the area. He testifies, “I love the cleansing, sanctifying feel of the sacrament. I know that when I take it seriously and approach it with an attitude of repentance and a desire for change, the Lord listens to me. He has protected me spiritually and physically.”

These and other members testify that as we more fully realize the special blessing of the sacrament, we can enjoy and rejoice in always having the Lord’s Spirit to be with us. 

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