"I testify that the sacrament gives us an opportunity to come to ourselves and experience ‘a mighty change’ of heart—to remember who we are and what we most desire. As we renew the covenant to keep the commandments, we obtain the companionship of the Holy Ghost to lead us back into our Heavenly Father’s presence. No wonder we are commanded to ‘meet together oft to partake of [the] bread and [water]’ and to partake of the sacrament to our souls."—Elder Robert D. Hales, "Coming to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in Service", General Conference, Apr. 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
This past conference, Elder Robert D. Hales said,
I've been praying for a "mighty change of heart" and for a strong desire to take better care of myself starting with getting enough rest. I had an "Ah-ha" moment when I read this. I never thought of connecting the sacrament with receiving a change of heart. It's only through the help of my Heavenly Father that I can obtain this blessing. Next Sunday while I take the sacrament I will remember the desire and change of heart I am praying for.
I think that I will need this weekly reminder and in the words of Elder Hales,
"No wonder we are commanded to
‘meet together oft to partake of [the] bread and [water]’
and to partake of
the sacrament to our souls."