Sacrament prayers have ancient origin

When they’re not using a printed card, those officiating at the sacrament table commonly turn to Doctrine and Covenants 20:77 and 20:79 for the text of the prayers to be offered. But they can also read from Moroni 4:3 and 5:2.

This is significant, because although we seldom think about it, the prayers we recite and hear virtually every Sunday are very ancient. They’re Nephite prayers, with roots deep in the Book of Mormon.

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