SHORT HOME OR PERSONAL COMMUNION SERVICE

Jackson Snyder Bible

Quotes, Poems, Prayers

This service is based on the older Methodist Communion.  The little meal has already been prepared and is awaiting consumption.  It is composed of unleavened bread that can be torn or broken and wine in a common cup or individual cups.  A short lesson from scripture might be read and/or an explanation of what the Sacrament means.  It would be good if all communicants could read the prayers together.  The leader may do the narrations parts alone.

{A hymn or chorus may be sung, like
EloHymn 014 My Flesh is Food Indeed
.  Download lead sheet here
Elohymn 31 Light Child.  The lead sheet is here.}

 

(1) Let us pray: Almighty heavenly Father, who mercifully gave your only Son Yahshua the Anointed to suffer death for our redemption, a perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world, who commanded us to continue a memorial of his death until his return: Hear us. Sanctify these gifts of bread and wine that we may partake of his divine nature. Amein.

 

(2) Narration: On the night he was betrayed, Yahshua took bread; gave thanks, broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me."

 

{The bread is lifted, broken and held in up for a moment, then returned.}

 

(3) Narration: After supper he took the cup; gave thanks, and offered it to them, saying, "Drink this; it is my blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins; do this in remembrance of me."

 

{The cup is likewise lifted and returned.}

 

(4) Let us pray: Heavenly Father, we desire your goodness to accept our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, asking you to grant that we may be forgiven of our sins and receive all other benefits of his passion, by the merits and death of your Son Yahshua the Anointed, through faith in his blood,

 

(5) We offer to you our souls and bodies as a reasonable and set-apart sacrifice, humbly asking that we who partake may be filled with your grace and approval.

 

(6) And though, because of our many sins, we are unworthy to offer you any sacrifice, yet we ask you to accept this our duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses.

 

(7) Father, allow us to partake of this Sacrament of your Son Yahshua the Anointed, that we may walk in newness of life, may grow into his likeness, and may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. All this through Yahshua the Anointed our Sovereign Master, by whom, and with whom in the unity of the Set-apart Spirit, all honor and esteem be yours, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

 

The bread is offered with the words: The body of the Anointed One broken for you.

The cup is offered with the words: The blood of the Anointed One spilled for you.

 

{Other prayers of thanksgiving, petition or healing may here be said.}

 

Benediction, raise your hands: May the peace which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of our Elohim and of his Son Yahshua the Anointed Messiah; and the blessing of the Almighty, the Father, Son, and Set-apart Spirit, remain with you always. Amein.

 

1990 Jackson Snyder

A Few of my favorites - click any one for more:

Christ Carrying the Cross, Uffizi Gallery, Florence Giclee Print by Francesco Salviati

Christ in Clouds Poster by Danny Hahlbohm

Christ and Child Posters by Danny Hahlbohm

King Of Kings Prints

The Good Shepherd Posters

Jesus at Twelve Prints by J. M. Hoffman

La Passion Poster