It is important that we who believe in Jesus Christ and who have REPENTED, who have been baptized into Him , that we participate in His Body, that we have COMMUNION, with each other and with Jesus Christ.
I read the words of Jesus as written in John 6:53
Jesus therefor 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 yourselves. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he shall also live because of Me. “This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.”
The apostle Paul also led the believers in participating in the Lord’s Supper. I read his words from 1 Corinthians 11:23
“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which 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 He took the cup also 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.”
And that is what we are doing right here, we are having the Lord’s Supper. Let us pray:
Heavenly Father, we thank Thee Lord for this wonderful privilege that we have to be in Christ. We thank Thee Lord Jesus that we can participate in this meal, this supper, in remembrance of Thee, in remembrance of Calvary, in remembrance of the price that was paid for our salvation and also in the resurrection through which we have wonderful promises, we have the expectation of the inheritance of eternal life if we endure with Thee until the very end.
We thank Thee Lord that we can be ONE with Thee, that we can be UNITED with Thee in this table by participating of Thy Body and drinking of Thy blood. We thank Thee Lord Jesus for this table. We thank Thee for the bread and we thank Thee for the fruit of the vine, Thy blood, that was shed for us. We thank Thee Father and we pray Thy blessing on us as we participate in Thy table, we pray in Jesus’ Name.
In the night that the Lord Jesus was betrayed He took bread and He broke it (breaking the bread) and He said:”This is My Body that is broken for you, eat of this as often as you do, in remembrance of Me. (Sharing and eating the bread)
We thank Thee Lord. We thank Thee Lord Jesus for Thy Body. we thank Thee Lord that we have LIFE in us, we thank Thee Father.
And after the supper the Lord took the cup also and He said:”This is the new testament in My blood, participate of this in remembrance of Me as often as you do so.”
We thank Thee Lord Jesus, we thank Thee for Thy blood that was shed for us and through which we have the expectation of the inheritance of Thy kingdom, we thank Thee Lord. (Drinking the wine/grape juice).
Hallelujah Lord Jesus, we thank Thee Lord for the LIFE that we have in us, we thank Thee Lord for this table. We thank Thee Lord for Thy Body that was broken for us and that we can remember Thy suffering, Thy resurrection and that we can be united with Thee in this table and in our relationship, our communion with Thee. We thank Thee Father. We bless Thee, we give Thee all the glory, we thank Thee in Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.