Short Prayer For Communion
15 Great Communion Prayers
Welcome to our growing library of communion prayers. If you know of a good prayer to say at communion, we invite you to add it at the bottom of the page.
The Bread and The Cup
Often times, prayers for the Eucharist will be broken up into two sections; For the Bread, and For the Cup. One prayer is to be said before the breaking of the bread, and one before the pouring of the wine.
Crucified God, we wear beautiful crosses aroundour necks, and hang them on our walls. We havemade your triumphant sign of suffering decorative,when what it really needs to be is defining.So make us cruciform Lord, in our weeklyremembrance of Christs death on the cross
in our breaking of this bread.
Let us show by the offering of our hearts and hands
the depth of our commitment to live for him who died for us.
proclaims your love.
In lifting this cup of remembrance here this morningOh God of sacrifice, we are lifting high the cross of Christand proclaiming your great love.We partake, with gratitude, all the gifts that oursin Christ crucified – new life, real unity, eternal life,
and a meaningful purpose.
Fill us now again with the power of your spirit
that we might be bold in our witness to Jesus Christ,till all the world adores his sacred name.
My Jesus,I believe that You are present in theMost Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things,and I desire to receive You into my soul.I believe it because you have said itand Im ready to give my life tomaintain this truth.
Sweet Jesus, thank You for everything You have bestowed upon me. You have sacrificed Your life to save all of mankind from our sins. You have generously shared with us Your life when You could have chosen not to. Forgive me for the sins I have done against You and for the ones I will be making.
I promise that I will be a better person for you and for others. Bless the hands of the hard working, the hearts of the loving and the souls of those who help.
In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Dear God, I come to You today to praise and glorify Your name. You have showered us with wonderful gifts. The best gift of all is giving Your son to save us from our sins.
There is no worse grief for a father than to lose his son. You have been unselfish and very giving even to those who have turned their backs on You. I pray that they come back to Your welcoming arms. I dedicate this prayer to those who need someone to call on to when the days get rough and the nights are worst.Give them the strength and courage to come back to You, Father. Being with Jesus has ultimately changed my life. Let it be for them as well.
In Your glory always, I pray. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament ofthe Eucharist You left us the outstanding
manifestation of your limitless love for us.
Thank You for giving our child theopportunity to experience this lovein receiving the Sacrament for the first time.May your Eucharist presence keep him/herever free from sin, fortified in faith,pervaded by love for God and neighbor,and fruitful in virtue, that he/she maycontinue to receive You throughout life and
attain final union with You at death.
Lord, as You enter my body, please cleanse me from all my sins.
Teach me to become as pure as You and Your mother Mary. I pray that I become a better person and be kinder to my neighbours. May Your presence in me make me a better person and do whatever is only on Your will.
Thank You for keeping me warm on those cold toasty nights and safe from harm. I pray that all my loved ones live in Your presence and that they always do what is right. I pray for the world to have peace especially in their hearts.
I pray this for Your glory, Lord. Amen.
Loving and compassionate God,God of infinite goodness and mercy,Your blessed name be glorified.Yours is the glory,You are the ruler of all the land and everything on it;
You are the ruler of the world and all its inhabitants.
God of all of us, teach us to live the way you have always wanted.You are our God and savior,And our trust is always in you.We thank you for the blessings that you give us every day.
We thank you for providing food to those in need.
We thank you for blessing us with the desire for your justice for those who are poor.We thank you for blessing us with the voice to speak for the voiceless.We thank you for allowing us to be your hands and feet in the world,
For the blessing of being part of the great family that is your Church.
Hear our prayer and help us remember always your call to justice and compassion.
Our God, you will conquer all injustice; with your help we will be victorious.
Lord Jesus, I love and adore you. You’re a special friend to me.Welcome, Lord Jesus, o welcome. Thank you for coming to me. Thank you, Lord Jesus, o thank you for giving yourself to me. Make me strong to show your love wherever I may be. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay close by my forever and love me, I pray. Bless all of us children in your loving care and bring us to heaven to live with you there.
I’m ready now, Lord Jesus, to show how much I care. I’m ready now to give your love at home and everywhere.
Catholic Communion Prayers
Here are some prayers for the Blessed Sacrament from the Catholic tradition.
My God, we adore You here in the Blessed Sacrament.As we kneel before You, we recognize Youas the Creator of all Life. We thank You andpraise You for the lives you have given to usand to those we love.
Give us a true and lastingrespect for all life, for we recognize it as comingfrom You.
We pray for all who have suffered ordied as a result of disrespect whether that sufferingand death has come as a result of abuse, war, gossip,
We pray for an end for all disrespect of life. As wekneel before You we ask You to forgive all those whodo not respect the sanctity of life. We repeat the wordsyou spoke as you hung on the cross, ‘Father, forgive them,
for they know not what they do.
Hail to thee, true body bornFrom Virgin Mary’s womb!The same that on the cross was nailedAnd bore for man the bitter doom.Thou, whose side was pierced and flowedBoth with water and with blood;Suffer us to taste of thee,In our life’s last agony.O kind, O loving one!
O sweet Jesus, Mary’s Son!
Prayers for After Communion
Here are some simple, short prayer to say after the communion has ended.
Go as risk takers,For God has nourished you with bread and cup.Go as new creatures,
For God is saving you from your sin.
Go as children of God,
For God will be with us all.
Gracious God, here at this table we have been, in the company of Jesus Christ, our savior and redeemer.You have revealed your loving ways to us in broken bread
and poured cup.
Now, as your light has illuminatedour lives. Help us be a light for others.
Lord Jesus, thank You for being with me today! You have been my guide and guard in all my days and I pray that continue to be so. Thank You for always keeping me safe and warm, for keeping me away from harm.Thank You for giving me the gift of living another day and for my family who are never away. Bless those who are in need of Your loving protection. Let them be under Your wing and they will never be astray.
May this prayer keep all evils away and only the good will stay. Amen.
Eternal Light, shine in our hearts.Eternal Goodness, you have drawn us to your heart.and united us in the sacrament of Christs body and blood.
Eternal Power, be our support.
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us.That with all our heart and mind and soul and strengthwe may seek your face and be brought by your infinite
mercy to your holy presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Bible Verses About Faith
“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;”[Ephesians 6:16]
It is common to use scripture in communion prayers. Click here to read Bible Verses About Faith
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Ken Collins’ Website
In the following two essays, I explained the basic structure of the two parts of a Christian worship service:
- The Service of the Word
- The Service of Communion
In those essays, I posited a Generic Christian church—something on the order of an Orthodox Catholic Anglican Protestant church—that is ecumenically broad enough to be in Communion with all contemporary mainline church organizations, yet historically deep enough to be true to our common Christian heritage: In other words, if time-traveling fourth-century Christians were to visit this church, they’d feel at home.
In churches with infrequent Communion, it’s common for Communion services to be overly long, because it is a special occasion. There is the problem of making it too somber, as if it were a funeral for Jesus. This service should show you how to avoid both problems.
Avoiding Problems and Bloopers
But first, some important things for clergy who compose their own liturgies or who conduct extemporaneous Communion services:
- Teach the congregation why you are making a change before you make it. You might not succeed if you try to push it through on your own authority. I heard of a pastor who tried to get his congregation to stand for the gospel, but met up with fierce resistance. It would have been easy if he had explained that it is a general practice, and that it is a corporate memory of the time before there were pews. When pews were new, people felt it was disrespectful to sit for the gospel reading.
- Be careful with the prayer of confession. I remember a clergyman who discovered at the last moment that the prayer of confession, in which he intended to address self-esteem issues, effectively had the congregation asking God to forgive them for asking for forgiveness!
- Do not misquote Jesus. Jesus said, “This is my body,” not “This represents my body,” or “This symbolizes my body.” You can lose credibility or even parishioners if they perceive you as creatively misquoting Jesus—even if they agree with your interpretive intent. For the purposes of a church rite, it doesn’t really matter what the meaning of “is” is. Save that discussion for Sunday School or the sermon.
- Do not say “this is my body, broken for you.” That is a poorly attested variant reading of 1 Corinthians 11:24. The gospel writers go to a lot of trouble to assure us that Jesus’ bones were not broken. The Passover lamb, and thus also the Lamb of God, would be disqualified by any broken bones. I know a pastor who got a tongue-lashing from a biblically literate parishioner over this.The word “broken” appears in the King James Version because it is in the Textus Receptus, which was compiled without modern textual-critical methods. Most ancient Greek manuscripts do not have the word “broken.” The current speculation is that “broken” was inserted by a scribe who was thinking of the Eucharist. The Greek word for “this” could refer either to the bread or to the body, which makes it ambiguous. The correct meaning is “This bread, which is broken for you, is my body” rather than “This bread is my body, which is broken for you.” Nevertheless, it’s best to omit the word “broken,” because most people interpret it as meaning that Jesus’ body was broken, which is not true.In English, “this is my body, for you” is awkward. It sounds a word was left out. If you insert the word “given” (“this is my body, given for you”) it does not change the meaning but it makes better English.
- Be careful with inclusive language; it can backfire. I remember a female minister who became severely embarrassed when she used a Communion liturgy without reading it thoroughly beforehand. It had been composed by a male colleague, who attempted to use inclusive language but overshot his mark. She turned the page and found herself in the middle of an eloquent prayer that inadvertently taught the divinity of Mary!
The Service of Communion (The Eucharist)
Now I’m going to show you a Communion liturgy. The footnotes indicate which Scripture is being obeyed, quoted, or alluded to. Click on the footnote number to see the footnotes.
The member of the clergy who leads Communion is called the ‘celebrant,’ because they are celebrating the resurrection.
If you are clergy in a denomination that requires or recommends a specific Communion liturgy, don’t stray from it. However, if you are clergy in a denomination that does not give you that sort of guidance, you can use this as a resource for a historic, orthodox, scriptural, and complete Communion service.
The congregation and celebrant together:
O Lord Jesus Christ, We confess that we have sinned against you in our thoughts, words, and deeds. We have had anxieties about the future, even though we proclaim you as Lord.
We have failed to love our neighbors, and we have disobeyed your commands.
Have mercy upon us, Lord Jesus, Forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness That we may walk in your ways and serve you in grace and love. This we ask in your holy Name
The Lord Jesus Christ is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness; therefore you are forgiven! You are cleansed of all unrighteousness, and you are worthy to partake of this holy meal.
The celebrant, with congregational responses in italics:
The Lord be with you! Congregation: “and also with you.”
Lift up your hearts! Congregation: “We lift them up to the Lord”
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God!
Congregation: “It is right to give him our thanks and praise.”
The whole Communion service is essentially one big prayer. The celebrant begins with wording that is appropriate to the occasion or the season, then continues:
It is a right, good, proper, and joyful thing, at all times, and in all places to give you thanks, Lord God. We join our voices with the angels and archangels and all the company of heaven who forever sing this song:
The celebrant, the congregation, the choir, a reader, or a singer:
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might
Heaven and earth are full of your glory
Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna in the highest!
In the beginning, O Lord, you created us for yourself. But even though we have fallen through our disobedience to sin and death, you in your infinite mercy, grace, and love sent your only begotten Son our Savior Jesus Christ, to live among us as a man, born of a virgin.
He suffered every hardship and adversity, every trial, trouble, tribulation, and temptation that we face—except without sin. Finally, He stretched out His arms upon the cross in perfect obedience to your will and offered Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
On the night on which our Lord Jesus was given over to suffering and death through the betrayal of a friend, He took bread, and after He had blessed it and given thanks to you for it, O Lord, He gave it to His disciples and said, “Take, eat, this is my Body, which is given for you.” After the supper, he took the cup, and after He had blessed it and given thanks to you for it, O Lord, He said, “Drink of this, all of you. This is my Blood of the new covenant, which is shed for the remission of your sins and the sins of the whole world.”
Therefore, as often as we eat this bread and drink of this cup, we eat the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. We proclaim His death until He comes again. Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith:
The celebrant and the congregation together:
Christ has died. Christ is risen.
Christ is coming again!
Lord Holy Spirit, you are the giver of life in whom we live and move and have our being; consecrate this bread and wine to be, for us, the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and consecrate us, O Lord, to partake of this holy meal. (Additional wording can go here.) All this we ask, Lord Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you, in the glory of His Father, Amen. Therefore we pray the prayer our Lord taught us, saying:
The celebrant and the congregation together:
(The Lord’s Prayer)
As Paul said to the Corinthians, I say to you: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. Let us keep the feast!
May the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you unto eternal life.
If the people come forward, the Communion servers might be tempted to pray long prayers with each parishioner as they take Communion, but that only lengthens the service and bores the congregation.
It’s best to keep it short and meaningful, and to say the exact same thing to each person, so no one feels someone else got special attention or that they were publicly singled out.
Remember, this is Communion, not the altar call.
The person giving out the bread could say to each person, “The body of Christ, the bread of heaven,” or other words to that effect.The person distributing the Communion wine could say to each person, “The blood of Christ, the cup of salvation,” or other words to that effect.
If one person is giving out both, they could say, “May the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you unto eternal life,” or other appropriate words.
We thank you, Lord God, that you have fed us with these holy mysteries of the Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. By eating His Body, we become members of His Body, and thus His agents in this world.
Help us to be the distributors of your blessings, the agents of your providence, the instruments of your grace, and the ambassadors of your love to all the people we meet in our everyday lives.
By drinking His Blood, we have taken on His life, which was not finally pierced by the cross nor smothered in the tomb, but lasts for evermore. We thank you for this, the medicine of immortality; the antidote to death.
All this we pray in the most holy and precious name of Jesus Christ, because He is alive, and He reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. You are one God, now and forever, Amen.
Prayers After Holy Communion (EN)
Read in English according to the Jordanville Prayer Book, 1986. Courtesy for POMOG parishioners only. Other visitors are encouraged to purchase these prayers at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross web-site.
Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee, O God.
Prayer of Thanksgiving, 1
I thank Thee, O Lord my God, that Thou hast not rejected me, a sinner, but hast vouchsafed me to be a communicant of Thy Holy Things. I thank Thee that Thou hast vouchsafed me, the unworthy, to partake of Thy most pure and heavenly Gifts.
But, O Master, Lover of mankind, Who for our sake didst die and didst rise again, and didst bestow upon us these dread and life-giving Mysteries for the well-being and sanctification of our souls and bodies, grant that these may be even unto me for the healing of both soul and body, for the averting of everything hostile, for the enlightenment of the eyes of my heart, for the peace of the powers of my soul, for faith unashamed, for love unfeigned, for the fullness of wisdom, for the keeping of Thy commandments, for an increase of Thy divine grace, and for the attainment of Thy kingdom; that being preserved by them in Thy holiness, I may remember Thy grace always, and no longer live for myself, but for Thee, our Master and Benefactor; and thus when I shall have departed this life in hope of life eternal, I may attain unto everlasting rest, where the sound of them that keep festival is unceasing, and the delight is endless of them that behold the ineffable beauty of Thy countenance. For Thou art the true desire and the unutterable gladness of them that love Thee, O Christ our God, and all creation doth hymn Thee unto the ages. Amen.
Prayer 2, of Basil the Great
O Master Christ God, King of the ages and Creator of all things, I thank Thee for all the good things which Thou hast bestowed upon me, and for the communion of Thy most pure and life creating Mysteries.
I pray Thee, therefore, O Good One and Lover of mankind: Keep me under Thy protection and in the shadow of Thy wings; and grant me, even until my last breath, to partake worthily, with a pure conscience, of Thy Holy Things, unto the remission of sins and life eternal.
For Thou art the Bread of life, the Source of holiness, the Giver of good things; and unto Thee do we send up glory, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Prayer 3, Verses of Metaphrastes
O Thou Who givest me willingly Thy Flesh as food, Thou Who art fire that doth consume the unworthy, let me not be scorched, O my Creator. But rather, enter Thou into my members, into all my joints, my reins, my heart. Burn up the thorns of all my sins. Purify my soul, sanctify my thoughts.
Strengthen my substance together with my bones. Enlighten my simple five senses. Nail down the whole of me with the fear of Thee. Ever protect, preserve, and keep me from every soul-corrupting deed and word. Purify, cleanse, and adorn me; make me comely, give me understanding, and enlighten me.
Show me to be the dwelling-place of Thy Spirit alone, and no longer the habitation of sin; that from me as Thine abode through the entry of Communion, every evildoer, every passion may flee as from fire.As intercessors I offer unto Thee all the saints, the commanders of the bodiless hosts, Thy Forerunner, the wise Apostles, and further, Thine undefiled, pure Mother, whose entreaties do Thou accept, O my compassionate Christ, and make Thy servant a child of light.
For Thou alone art our sanctification, O Good One, and the radiance of our souls, and unto Thee as God and Master, we all send up glory, as is meet, every day.
O Lord Jesus Christ our God, may Thy holy Body be unto me for life eternal, and Thy precious Blood for the remission of sins; and may this Eucharist be unto me for joy, health, and gladness. And at Thy dread Second Coming vouchsafe me, a sinner, to stand at the right hand of Thy glory, through the intercessions of Thy most pure Mother and of all the saints.
Prayer 5, to the Most Holy Theotokos
O most holy Lady Theotokos, light of my darkened soul, my hope, protection, refuge, consolation, my joy: I thank thee that thou hast vouchsafed me, who am unworthy, to be a partaker of the most pure Body and precious Blood of thy Son.
O thou who gavest birth to the True Light, do thou enlighten the spiritual eyes of my heart; thou who gavest birth to the Source of immortality, revive me who am dead in sin; thou who art the lovingly-compassionate Mother of the merciful God, have mercy on me, and grant me compunction and contrition in my heart, and humility in my thoughts, and the recall of my thoughts from captivity. And vouchsafe me, until my last breath, to receive without condemnation the sanctification of the most pure Mysteries, for the healing of both soul and body; and grant me tears of repentance and confession, that I may hymn and glorify thee all the days of my life, for blessed and most glorious art thou unto the ages. Amen.
Prayer of St. Symeon
Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, O Master, according to Thy word; for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples, a light of revelation for the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name’s sake.
Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Our Father, Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Troparion, Tone 8
Grace shining forth from thy mouth a beacon hath illumined the universe, and disclosed to the world treasures of uncovetousness, and shown us the heights of humility; but while instructing by thy words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.
Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Kontakion, Tone 6
From the heavens hast thou received divine grace and by thy lips thou dost teach all to worship the One God in Trinity, O John Chrysostom, all-blessed righteous one. Rightly do we acclaim thee, for thou art a teacher revealing things divine.
Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: Troparion, Tone 1
Thy fame hath gone forth into all the earth, which hath received thy word. Thereby thou hast divinely taught the Faith; thou hast made manifest the nature of created things; thou hast made the moral life of men a royal priesthood. O Basil, our righteous father, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Kontakion, Tone 4
Thou didst prove to be an unshakable foundation of the Church, giving to all mortals an inviolate lordship, and sealing it with thy doctrines, O righteous Basil, revealer of heavenly things.
Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners; but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.
Lord, have mercy. (Twelve times)
More honourable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
5 Great Prayers For Communion
Here are five great prayers you can use before Communion or the Lord’s Supper.
Prayer for Humility
Let us now bow humbly before You at this time, where we are about to receive Communion or the Lord’s Supper. We have no reason to have any pride Father, especially knowing that You resist those who are prideful (James 4:6).
Help us to remain humble at the receiving of the bread and wine, because of what they symbolize, which gives significance to their meaning. Jesus, when we receive the bread and wine (juice), let us stay humble in recognizing that You paid such a high price that You did not owe, and shed your precious blood so that we might be saved.
Righteous Father, let that sink deep into our hearts and make us grateful for the cost Your dear Son, Jesus Christ, paid.
As we gaze upon Your beauty Jesus, let us receive the bread and wine with humility, knowing You are present with us, but also acknowledging that You made our redemption possible by your own precious blood and life, so we ask Your blessing on our Communion Lord, and to receive it for Your glory and in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Examining
I do pray that those who have come to the Lord’s Supper have examined themselves beforehand so that they do not drink the wine (grape juice) or eat the bread in an unworthy manner, meaning that we don’t forget to esteem the precious body and blood of our Savior, and discerning it’s meaning for us today.
I remember Jesus promising that the next time He partakes of Communion, it will be with those who dine with Him in the kingdom, as part of the celebration at the wedding feast of the Lamb of God with His bride, the church.
That day we will partake of the meal in His presence is what we yearn for, and why Paul may have said that as long as we partake of the bread and wine, we proclaim His coming, so let us do just that, but do so with a heart that is willing to be examined to see if there is any unconfessed sin in our lives, and if there is Father, please forgive us so that we might have peace of mind when taking the bread and the wine, and we truly look forward to partaking of this meal in the very presence of Jesus Christ someday, and it is in His name we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Exalting
Great God in heaven,
Just to be able to fellowship with You and with Christ at Communion is such a privilege, that we cannot even express it in words. How grateful we are God, that You passed over our sins because of the shed blood of Christ, poured out for those who have trusted in Him.
Help us to exalt You oh Lord in this service and to praise, honor, thank, and give You glory for our being able to commune with You because of Jesus Christ.
If not for the precious blood of the Lamb of God, which has cleansed us from all unrighteousness (2nd Cor 5:21; 1 John 1:9), we would still be in our sins and only deserving Your wrath, but for some unknown reason God, You chose us to become a people for Your own self, and that You have said, “I will be your God, and you shall be my people.
” What a glorious thing to contemplate, especially since not even one of us are good and not even one has ever sought you (Rom 3:10-11). You sought us and bought us, and now we give You thanks and ask Your blessing on the bread and wine, and we ask this in the name of and for the glory of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer for Remembering
Father God in heaven,
Help us to remember the agony that Jesus endured before going to Calvary and not just on the cross. He knew beforehand that He would be bearing the sins of the world. How heavy that must have felt, we can only imagine how abandoned and forsaken He must have felt.
I don’t think any of us can really know what our precious Savior endured for us on the cross. The shame, the beatings, the torture, and the agony of being crucified for something He didn’t do, and dying for us who were the ones that deserved this wrath. He grieved the sin that He bore so much that He sweat drops of blood.
How hard was it for our sinless Savior to bare our sins? What price, what glory, what passion! Thank You Lord for this tremendous privilege. Great God, help us to keep sober minds and quiet spirits as we partake of the Lord’s Supper, understanding the suffering of the Savior’s passion for this meal to even be possible.Let this sink deep into our minds and cause our hearts to realize just how great a price He paid for those of us who had no hope outside of Christ. We know we should take stock of our lives well before Communion to see if there is any area in our life that is not right with You.
Help us to see this as a somber, yet joyful occasion, but that every person should come with a clean conscience beforehand.
And Father, help us all to remember the supreme cost that Jesus Christ paid, but as His Father, You too suffered greatly, and we can’t imagine what that was for You Father, and so in the mighty name of Jesus, we ask a blessing on this Communion, and for Your glory, it is in Jesus Christ’s holy name we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Unity
You have called us to be a people for Your own self, and so help us to unify in spirit and in purpose, to do the things You have appointed us to do (Eph 2:10), and this includes partaking and participating in the Lord’s Supper, as a body, which we are commanded to do.
Since this is Your body, the church (Matt 25:34-40), we know that You are present with us, and that You are in each and every one of us; You are all and in all. Let us remain quiet in spirit and in movement God, showing deep reverence for such a sacrament.
Help us stay focused on the bread and wine, and to think about these symbols, Lord. The body and the blood, both poured out as a drink offering, for a once-and-for-all sacrifice (Heb 10:10).
We are overwhelmed by such amazing grace God, that I cannot even express it in a words or prayer! How wonderful are Your ways and awesome are Your blessings; we thank You Lord for the bread and wine and what these mean to us, and what they tell us about our eternity.
But more so, what these meant for Christ (John 3:16), as there was no greater love ever shown Lord, in all of human history, and so in a spirit of unity we all now partake of the wine and the bread, and give You the glory for Your amazing grace, in Jesus’ most beloved name I pray, Amen.
Whatever prayer you pray before and/or after the Lord’s Supper or Communion, pray to God with a deep sense of humility, make it be a time of self-examination, and strive to live a life that glorifies God, by proclaiming to others, all of the marvelous things He has done for us, and finally, pray that you come together as a body, a community of believers, in fellowship with one another, having a relationship with one another, but most of all, to be in fellowship with the Living God, our Father; Jesus Christ, the Son of God; and God the Holy Spirit, for without which, we couldn’t even have a relationship with God.
Read more about Communion and the Lord’s Supper here: How to Prepare For Taking Communion
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