Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Latter-day Saints, King Benjamin, Moroni, Sacrament Prayers


Latter-day Saints most commonly turn to D&C 20: 76-79 to find the texts of the sacrament prayers they regularly use on Sundays. In fact, however, the words for these prayers came from the Nephites. In a new report listed on the attached order form, the textual history of the sacrament prayers is studied, from Benjamin 's words in Mosiah 5, to Jesus' words in 3 Nephi 18, to the final texts in Moroni 4-5. " I find it impressive," comments John Sorenson.