Moroni 4:3, 5:2 The Sacrament Prayers We pray to the Father and ask Him to sanctify the bread and water, so that the ordinance can fulfill its purpose. We pray in the name of the Son. We perform the ordinance in remembrance of the Son’s sacrifice. By participating in the ordinance, we attest to the Father that we will fulfill the associated covenant.
As the congregation sings the sacrament hymn, the priesthood holders who will bless the sacrament reverently stand, remove the cloth that covers the bread trays, and break the bread into bite-sized pieces. When they finish breaking the bread, they sit down and join in singing the hymn.
We thank thee that we could gather this day for sacrament meeting . We thank thee for this meeting house and for the scriptures and all the words of they holy prophets. We thank the for the infinite sacrifice of they son, and ask you to help us remember him as we meet this Sabbath day.
It may consist of: Opening hymn. Opening prayer. Blessing and passing of the sacrament . One or more of the following items: One or two short talks or testimonies. Scripture reading and discussion as a family. A lesson by a family member. Closing hymn. Closing prayer.
They are divided into three categories : sacraments of initiation, sacraments of healing and sacraments of service.
The prayer on the water indicates that the water represents the shed blood of Christ: The sacramental prayers are different from most other prayers in the LDS Church in that they must be recited verbatim.
Bishops over congregations can authorize male priesthood holders to prepare, bless and pass the sacrament of bread and water in their own homes, according to a news release. If a home does not have a priesthood holder, fellow ward members who have that authority can enter the home and administer the sacrament .
It is a time to renew the covenants made with the Lord at the time of baptism (see Mosiah 18:8–10). Teachers and priests may prepare the sacrament ; priests may bless it; and deacons, teachers, and priests Page 5 22 may pass it.
The Savior instituted the sacrament … to help us remember Him and the Atonement He made for all mankind. The purpose of partaking of the sacrament is, of course, to renew the covenants we have made with the Lord. The sacrament is one of the most sacred ordinances in the Church.
In our church, we usually say This is the Word of the Lord/ Thanks be to God. In a Communion service, it will be: Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew/Mark/Luke/John, followed by Glory to You, O Lord. At the end of the reading , it is This is the Gospel of the Lord, then Praise to You, O Christ.
Loving heavenly Father, We come to you this hour asking for your blessing and help as we are gathered together. We pray for guidance in the matters at hand and ask that you would clearly show us how to conduct our work with a spirit of joy and enthusiasm. Give us the desire to find ways to excel in our work.
How to pray Address God as “Father in Heaven” or “Heavenly Father.” Thank Him for the things for which you are grateful. Ask Him for what you need. Jesus is the Mediator between us and Heavenly Father, so end your prayer by saying , “In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”
“ Teachers and priests may prepare the sacrament ; priests may bless it; and deacons, teachers , and priests may pass it. Brethren who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood may prepare, bless , and pass the sacrament but normally will do so only when too few Aaronic Priesthood brethren are available.
We had in-person sacrament today and when the priests pulled back the sacrament cloth they were surprised to find the bread already broken . I looked at the handbook and it says the bread is to be placed unbroken on the tray in preparation and then broken during the song.
The sacrament is administered by those who hold the necessary priesthood authority. A priest or Melchizedek Priesthood holder breaks bread into pieces, kneels, and blesses it (see D&C 20:76). A deacon or other priesthood holder then passes the sacrament bread to the congregation.