Prayer for Communion

Dear God,

As we come before You today to participate in the sacrament of Communion, we are reminded of the great love You have for us. We remember the sacrifice of Your son, Jesus, who gave his life for us on the cross.

We confess our sins and ask for Your forgiveness. Help us to turn away from our wrongdoing and follow You more closely.

As we partake of the bread and wine, we remember the broken body and shed blood of Jesus. May these symbols of his sacrifice strengthen our faith and bring us closer to You.

May this Communion be a time of renewal and restoration for us, as we seek to live out Your will for our lives.

We pray all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ESV

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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Hebrews 13:15 ESV

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

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Colossians 3:16 ESV

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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