Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


20.5 Consecrating Oil

    One or more Melchizedek Priesthood holders must consecrate olive oil before it is used to anoint the sick or afflicted. No other oil may be used. To consecrate oil, a priesthood holder:
  1. 1.

    Holds an open container of olive oil.

  2. 2.

    Addresses Heavenly Father.

  3. 3.

    States that he is acting by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood.

  4. 4.

    Consecrates the oil (not the container) and sets it apart for anointing and blessing the sick and afflicted.

  5. 5.

    Closes in the name of Jesus Christ.

Members should not take consecrated oil internally or apply it on afflicted parts of the body.