Trying to keep the kids quiet during the Sacrament? The struggle is real. And not only keeping them quiet – but actually focused on the ordinance – that’s a whole ‘nother challenge.
A Sacred Ordinance
David O McKay said, “No more sacred ordinance has been given to us by the Lord than the administration of the Sacrament.”
The Sacrament is a sacred time and I want my children to be able to feel that sacred and holy Spirit as they partake of the Sacrament.
I don’t want them to only be “quiet,” I want them to be intentionally thinking of the Savior and His atonement. To really internalize the ordinance they’re participating in.
But honestly – focusing and being reverent – it can be hard. And even when our bodies may be still, sometimes our minds still tend to wander.
Arnold Garr said, “As we think of the things He did for us, we will not only come to know more about Him, but we will come to know Him; we will not only want to live more like Him, but we will also learn how to do so. Through introspection and self-analysis, we can come to know what we have done that needs to be repented of and learn what we can do to improve spiritually in some way.”
Sacrament Time Quiet Book
The Sacrament helps us come to know HIM – not just know about Him. And this little Sacrament Time booklet can help accomplish this! It includes the Sacrament prayers and then some questions about how we can apply and live the covenants we’ve made at baptism. So your children (and you) can keep the Spirit present and set a plan of action to improve in the coming week.
This free printable book is 4×6 – the perfect size for looking through quietly during the Sacrament time. You can download it in a PDF to print and cut out or as 4×6 jpg files that you can print at home or at your favorite printer.
Here is how to make your own little book:
- Print out your choice of files (cut if needed)
- Punch holes in the upper left corner
- Attach with a metal ring or tie on a ribbon
- Take to church and enjoy the Sacrament a little bit more intentionally
DOWNLOAD your Sacrament Time Book
May you have a joyful Sabbath as you partake of these sacred ordinances.