7 And this shall ye do in remembrance of my body, which I have shown unto you. And it shall be a testimony unto the Father that ye do always remember me. And if ye do always remember me ye shall have my Spirit to be with you.
11 And this shall ye always do to those who repent and are baptized in my name; and ye shall do it in remembrance of my blood, which I have shed for you, that ye may witness unto the Father that ye do always remember me. And if ye do always remember me ye shall have my Spirit to be with you.
The promise of the sacrament prayers is that, if we always remember the Savior, we will have the companionship of His Spirit (the Holy Ghost). The sacrament not only reminds us of this promise, but it also functions as evidence that we are keeping our part of it. As we partake of the bread and water, we “witness” to God that we always remember His Son. I’ve always thought of that as an attestation, like signing our names to a legal document each week. But as I’ve thought about the verses above today, especially verse 7, I have discovered a different interpretation: The act of partaking of the sacrament consistently, every week, regardless of the hardships or the successes that we may be experiencing, is itself the evidence that we do always remember Him.
Today, as I keep the Lord’s day holy, I will be grateful for the opportunity He gives me to demonstrate my continued remembrance of Him every Sunday, by partaking worthily of the sacrament.