Moroni 5 is another short and sweet chapter, but I am certain that it is important anyway. There is not a single passage that is written in the Book of Mormon that wasn’t written for the benefit of man. Let’s take a gander and see what we should be learning.
We read in my previous post, Moroni 4, about the first half of the sacramental prayers to receive the bread that represents the flesh of Jesus Christ, here we will read about the second half.
Now, we don’t use wine anymore, but as water is passed today, the following prayer is said word for word: “O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of they Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this water to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was shed for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them, Amen.”
As we partake of the sacrament that is outlined here and in Moroni 4, and we sit reverently listening for the Spirit to be with us, we can have the blessing of knowing that we are renewing our covenants with our Heavenly Father and that we can have the Holy Ghost with us if we are living according to His commandments.
I love being able to partake of the sacrament and I love those precious moments when my toddler holds still and is quiet so that I can truly feel of Him and feel the Spirit wash over me. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to share this with you and I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.