Prayer For Communion Bread And Cup
O God, our Mother and Father,
bread baker and wine maker,
we give you thanks and praise.
You worked the world into being,
instilled all creation with life,
and shaped us as your people.
In Jesus Christ,
the bread of life and the true vine,
you feed us with the Word,
and nourish us from the stalk.
(The pastor may hold hands, palm down, over bread and cup.)
O present Spirit,
help us recognize the risen Christ
in the breaking of the bread.
Feed the world with this bread.
Bring it joy with this wine.
Give it leaven and salt in us,
a community of faith
strengthened by your meal.
We pray in the name of Jesus.
May the blessings of this table strengthen our faith, increase our generosity and unify our hearts, for we pray in the name of Jesus, the Risen One. Amen. O God, our Mother and Father, bread baker and wine maker, we give you thanks and praise. ... (The pastor may hold hands, palm down, over bread and cup.)
Lord, as we take this bread,
We remember that You are the bread of life.
You feed our souls, you nourish our hearts and You give us sustenance to run the race before us.
As we break the bread, we feel the softness of Your love for us.
We smell the fragrance of the grace You release afresh each day.
We thank you with all our hearts for the great price You paid when You were crucified on the cross for us.
Yet just as the yeast has caused this bread to rise, You rose again, triumphant over death as Lord of Lords and King of Kings forever, and our beloved Saviour.
Thank you, Lord.
Thanks be to you, O God,
for your presence and your purpose,
for your loving kindness and your steadfast Spirit.
May the blessings of this table
strengthen our faith, increase our generosity
and unify our hearts,
for we pray in the name of Jesus, the Risen One. Amen.
In lifting this cup of remembrance here this morning
Oh God of sacrifice, we are lifting high the cross of Christ
and proclaiming your great love.
We partake, with gratitude, all the gifts that ours
in 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.
Crucified God, we wear beautiful crosses around
our necks, and hang them on our walls. We have
made your triumphant sign of suffering decorative,
when what it really needs to be is defining.
So make us cruciform Lord, in our weekly
remembrance 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.
In lives of sacrifice and service, empower our
witness to Jesus Christ, whose cross so powerfully
proclaims your love.
Lord, as we drink this wine,
We remember that you are the giver of life.
You are forgiveness, You bring deep peace to our souls and Your love flows within us.
As we pour out this wine, we see Your sacrifice poured out for us.
We notice the depth of Your goodness, and the pain You suffered for us.
We dwell upon the intricacy of human life, and the price You paid to set humanity free.
Yet just as the tombstone rolled away to unleash the Risen Lord, Your light shines in our hearts now, extinguishing all darkness to release Heavens blessings upon us.
Thank you, Lord.
Thank You, Father, for this precious time of reverent reflection on all that Christ did for us at Calvary. And as we partake of these hallowed symbols at this holy communion table, we humbly take this bread and bless it and break it, and eat it in remembrance of you, for Your own dear body was broken for us. May we continue to feed on You in our hearts, by faith and with grateful thanks from this day forward, and may we walk worthy of our calling in Christ Jesus and live a life that is honouring to You.
And Lord, may we also come to You today in grateful remembrance of what the Lord Jesus Christ achieved on Calvary's cross for all or us, when He shed His precious blood on the cross, to pay the enormous price of our sin, and became a ransom for many.
We share this cup of blessing in His name, remembering how He Himself took the cup in the upper room, as the hour of His crucifixion drew near and said, "this is My blood which is shed for many do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
Thank that for this holy sacrament and may I never approach the communion table in an unworthy manner, knowing that as often we eat this bread and drink the cup, we proclaim the Lord's death until His coming again, in great glory and majesty. Praise Your holy name.