Wait. What did he say? This is how we finish our prayers, bear testimony, eat spaghetti, pay for clothes, or really do anything that involves anything. Do we even know what we’re saying?
There is no breath, no pause, and no annunciation. It’s like a race to the finish line. A competition of holiness.
General authorities and other church leaders have perfected the reverent, respectful tone that is appropriate and due such a sacred phrase. President Eyring’s tearful quiver as he utters the powerful words, “In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen,” is sure enough to solidify your testimony.
To those who seek to diminish the importance of this sacred phrase, we say: shame on you. We want it to be absolutely clear when we stand before the judgment of God that we declared to the world, in the most straightforward language we could summon, that the Book of Mormon is true, that it came forth the way Joseph said it came forth, and it was given to bring happiness and hope to the faithful in the travail of the latter days. This is done by honoring the example of today’s prophets and by using the correct cadence and monotone voice in all things we say.
Even so, in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen.