As we come to the Lord's table, let us come with a spirit of humility and penitence.
Compassionate God, have mercy on us we pray.
Let us examine ourselves: out thoughts, our actions, our motives, and our attitudes toward others.
O Holy God, have mercy and forgive us our shortcomings.
Help us to remember our responsibility to our families and our neighbors, our stewardship to you and the work you have given to our hands.
O Living God, we stand in need of your grace, strength, and mercy.
As we eat the bread, which represents your body, which is the True and Living Bread, open our eyes to recognize the intimacy that you yearn to share with us.
O Loving God, teach us to love you above all else.
As we drink the cup, which represents Christ's blood shed for us, we thank you for the new covenant. "Love ye one another," which is written on our hearts. Let us rejoice because our names are written in heaven.
Tender Father and Mother, may your great sacrifice of redeeming love renew us for loving service and sacrifice for others.
May this Lord's Supper energize every area of our lives and enable us to transcend our circumstances, our inadequacies, and our enemies.
God who sees us, touch and empower us so that our lives will be renewed.
We praise you, O God, who make us Your own people through the death and resurrection of your Son, our Lord.
Abide in us, Savior and Redeemer. Fill us with the life-giving power of your Spirit, now and forever.