I present to Thee my soul and body, with the earnest wish that I may ever be united to Thee. And since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, I beseech Thee to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to Thee, and embrace Thee with all the affections of my soul. O let nothing ever separate me from Thee.
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.
In Jesus’ Name, say , “ I believe and receive .” Then eat the bread. Next, take the cup in your hand and say : Lord Jesus, thank you for your precious blood.
1 : an act or instance of sharing. 2a capitalized : a Christian sacrament in which consecrated bread and wine are consumed as memorials of Christ’s death or as symbols for the realization of a spiritual union between Christ and communicant or as the body and blood of Christ.
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”
Daily prayer In the Catholic Church, the laity are encouraged to pray daily the canonical hours contained in the Liturgy of the Hours, which are done at seven fixed prayer times .
916: A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to celebrate Mass or receive the body of the Lord without previous sacramental confession unless there is a grave reason and there is no opportunity to confess; in this case the person is to remember the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition which includes
An “Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion ” is an ordained Bishop, Priest, or Deacon. See also section 154 of RS. An “Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion ” is a Catholic lay person who assists in the distribution of Holy Communion , either during the Mass, or afterwards, such as to housebound persons .
In the Anglican Communion , as well as in many other traditional Christian denominations, those who are not baptized may come forward in the communion line with their arms crossed over their chest, in order to receive a blessing from the priest, in lieu of Holy Communion .
According to the bible, Christians, partake of Holy Communion in remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus that was broken and poured at the cross. Jesus sacrificed his life for us so that we could have eternal life.
At Communion , you may receive the Body and the Blood of Christ. The priest will either place the host on your tongue or in your hands, then another priest (or Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist) will offer the chalice containing the Blood of Christ, from which you may take a small sip.
The eucharistic prayer follows, in which the holiness of God is honoured, his servants are acknowledged, the Last Supper is recalled, and the bread and wine are consecrated. Upon receiving Communion, the people return to their seats and kneel in silent prayer while waiting for all to partake.