Receive the Precious Blood. After receiving the host, you may choose to receive the Blood of Christ. Take a small drink from the chalice that is offered to you . The person offering the cup will say “the Blood of Christ,” and you should respond (as above) with a bow and a proclamation of your faith: “Amen.”
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Bless us, oh Lord , and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ our Lord .
The Four Most Common Communion Scriptures People Use Matthew 26:26-30. New Living Translation (NLT)26 As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Mark 14:22-26. Luke 22:14-20. 1 Corinthians 11:23-30. Isaiah 53:3-6. 1 Corinthians 10:16-18. 1 Peter 2:22-25.
A person who is to receive the Most Holy Eucharist is to abstain for at least one hour before holy communion from any food and drink, except for only water and medicine.
Church teaching holds that unless divorced Catholics receive an annulment — or a church decree that their first marriage was invalid — they are committing adultery and cannot receive Communion .
O Gracious God , we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work, and our play.
Psalm 9:1 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Dear God , Thank You For Everything Thank you for all these blessings that I take for granted on a daily basis. Thank you for all the lessons, especially the hard ones. Thank you for the hardships — indeed, every hardship was followed by ease. Thank you for sending me people to love. Thank you for whispering into my soul when I almost felt dead inside.
Pastor: 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. We pray in the name of Jesus.
So in the end, taking communion at home should not be something you are doing because you cannot get along with people or the leadership of your local church. The reason you are taking communion at home should be because you are UNABLE to receive communion at a local church.
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 ” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25). And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many” (Mark 14:22-24).
Most Protestant churches practise open communion , although many require that the communicant be a baptized Christian. The official policy of the Episcopal Church is to only invite baptized persons to receive communion . However, many parishes do not insist on this and practise open communion .
They join the long-standing evils of lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy and pride as mortal sins – the gravest kind, which threaten the soul with eternal damnation unless absolved before death through confession or penitence.
Baptism is the door of the Church. A person who is not baptized in our church, or in a church of like faith and practice, would not be allowed to join our church. So, they should not take communion in our church because they are not a member.