Prayer before taking communion
Dear God, Today I come before you in Christ to remember the extraordinary sacrifice You made in sending Jesus, your beloved Son to be with us. I thank You for His legacy in words, actions and obedience to suffering on the cross. Lord, I come to You now to ask for forgiveness for any thoughts, words or deeds that have not honoured Your name. I am truly sorry for the times I have chosen to live selfishly rather than heed Your calling. I invite you to inhabit my hearts now as I take communion. As I share this meal, come bind me with you Lord, filled me with Your love. Thank You Lord for Your grace that is at work in my life.
Communion prayer for the bread Lord, as I take this bread, I remember that You are the bread of life. You feed my soul, you nourish my heart and You give me sustenance to run the race before me. As I break the bread, I feel the softness of Your love for me. I smell the fragrance of the grace You release afresh each day. I thank you with all my heart 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. Amen.
Communion prayer for the cup (A prayer to say as a blessing over the communion cup. A prayer of adoration and meditation on Christ's sacrifice.) Lord, as I drink this wine, I remember that you are the giver of life. You are forgiveness, You bring deep peace to my soul and Your love flows within me. As I pour out this wine, I see Your sacrifice poured out for me. I notice the depth of Your goodness, and the pain You suffered for me. I 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 my heart now, extinguishing all darkness to release Heavens blessings upon me. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Communion prayer for the bread The bread of life, given for me. May I know the riches of Jesus goodness. Communion prayer for the wine The blood of Christ, shed for me. May I know the peace of Jesus forgiveness. Amen. Post Communion Prayer
Heavenly Father, I praise You for this heavenly banquet that You have so freely given. Thank you that I carry in my heart the riches of this eternal goodness. May I pour it out wherever I go, lighting up the darkness with truth, speaking out hope where there is despair, and weaving Your unconditional love into all I do. Send me now in the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. May I live to be all that You have destined me to be. In the name of Jesus, I pray.