sacrament

Taking the Sacrament

This lesson will help primary children complete their Faith in God requirements and understand how taking the sacrament helps us renew our baptismal covenant.

Explain how taking the sacrament helps you renew your baptismal covenant. In a family home evening, teach others about things we can do to remain faithful. – Learning and Living the Gospel, Faith in God Booklet

Preparation:

“Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?”

“When I was baptized I made a covenant to take upon me the name of Jesus Christ and to serve Him and be obedient.

Heavenly Father has given me the Holy Ghost. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can be forgiven of my sins when I repent. If I keep my baptismal covenant, I can return to live with Him.

When I take the sacrament, I renew my covenant to take upon me the name of Jesus Christ, to always remember Him, and to obey His commandments. When I do this, I can feel the Holy Ghost guiding me.”

“O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.”

“O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine 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.”

Materials Needed:

  • Scriptures
  • Video of the Last Supper embedded below
  • A Thimble or teaspoon for game
  • Ask an adult to have your favorite family refreshment available

Lesson

Opening Song: Children’s Songbook #73 “Before I Take the Sacrament“.

Ask a member of the family to give an opening prayer

Watch the video of the last supper.

Ask the question:

“What covenant do we make at baptism?”

Read Mosiah 18:10 and explain that we covenant to take upon the name of Jesus Christ and to serve him and be obedient to his commandments.

Explain that as we take the sacrament, we remember and renew the baptismal covenants to take upon the name of Christ and keep his commandments.

Ask your family:

“How can we remain faithful to our baptismal covenants?”

Prayer, obedience, Choosing The Right (CTR), studying the scriptures and repentance when we make mistakes help us stay focused in our daily lives.

Play the the thimble game with your family

Ask a member of the family to give a closing prayer

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