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Prayer with communion

Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that You would consecrate this bread and wine to be the symbols of the Body and Blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ.

Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that You are the Servant foretold by the prophets: You had no form or majesty that we should look at You or desire You. You were despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; as one from whom men hide their faces. You were despised and we did not esteem You. Surely You had borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed You stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. You were wounded for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities; the chastisement that brought us peace was upon You and with Your stripes we are healed. I have gone astray like a sheep, and have turned to my own way, and God the Father has laid on You even my iniquities. You were oppressed, and afflicted, yet You did not open your mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so You did not open your mouth. They made your grave with the wicked and with a rich man in your death, although You had done no violence and there was no deceit in Your mouth. It was the will of the Father to crush You; He has put You to grief; Out of the anguish of your soul You shall see and be satisfied; You, the righteous One, the Servant, made many to be accounted righteous as You bore our iniquities. Your soul was poured out to death and You were numbered with the transgressors; You bore the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors. (Is 53)

Lord Jesus, You gave us a New Covenant written in Your blood. The night before You gave Yourself to be our atonement sacrifice, You took the bread and broke it, saying: “Take and eat, this is My Body which is broken for You; do this in remembrance of Me.” You also took the cup, after supper and said: “This cup is the new covenant in My Blood, shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. As often as you drink it, do it in remembrance of Me.” As I now partake of the Bread and Wine, I remember Your death and that You gave Yourself as an atonement for my sins. (Matt 26:26-28; 1 Cor 11:23-26)

Lord Jesus, You are the Bread of Life, who came down from the Father in heaven; If anyone eats of this bread they will live forever. Unless I eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, I will not have life in me. But I now partake of Your flesh and blood and receive that life from You. You will raise me up in the last day. For Your flesh is truly food, and Your blood is truly drink. As I eat Your flesh and drink Your blood, I abide in You and You also abide in me! As I feed on You, I live because of You, just as You live because of the Father. (John 6:33-58).

I thank You Lord, for the forgiveness of sins through Your blood and that sin no longer has dominion over me. Thank You that through Your blood I am reconciled to God and completely restored to favour, just as if I have never sinned; and that all Satan’s accusations against me are nullified and his power over me is broken. Thank You that I can have peace with God through the blood. Cleanse me and purify me from the effects of sin on my whole being. Let Your compassion, mercy and love surround me. May this Communion banish from me every corruption that has entered my life through sin and put to death all my evil desires. Heal my soul and my body from every sin. May Your Spirit dwell within me and unite me with You so that I am truly Your dwelling place. I follow the new and living way You have opened for me through the veil, to serve God in the most Holy Place at the Throne of Grace. Cleanse my conscience from acts that lead to death and sanctify and consecrate me for Your ministry. Let this communion be purification to my body and soul and a preparation for everlasting love and joy in union with You.

I surrender myself and my will to You. I take my thoughts captive to be obedient to you and submit to you all my emotions. Enlighten my heart, awaken my conscience, comfort me, quench my hunger and thirst for You and abide with me. You alone are my desire. Amen.

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