Prayers for Communion

Communion Prayers For Youth

Lord, we pray that You would still our minds and quiet our hearts as we approach this communion table today. We ask that You would draw each one of us into ever closer fellowship with Yourself, as we partake together of the bread and wine, in grateful remembrance of what You did for each one of us, on Calvary’s cross.

Help me Lord, to approach this communion table with reverence and godly fear, as we share together in the bread and the cup. Lord, we remember how on the same night that You were betrayed You took a piece of bread, and blessed it and broke it, and gave it to Your disciples and said. “eat this in remembrance of Me.”

We also remember how You then took the cup and told them. “this is the new covenant in My blood, do this in remembrance of Me.” Lord, we partake of this bread and drink this cup in remembrance of what You did on our behalf, on Calvary’s cross, and praise and glorify Your holy name.


Prayer For The Communion Bread And Cup

Thank You, Father, for this precious time of reverent reflection on all that Christ did for us at Calvary. And as we partake of these hallowed symbols at this holy communion table, we humbly take this bread and bless it and break it, and eat it in remembrance of you, for Your own dear body was broken for us. May we continue to feed on You in our hearts, by faith and with grateful thanks from this day forward, and may we walk worthy of our calling in Christ Jesus and live a life that is honouring to You.

And Lord, may we also come to You today in grateful remembrance of what the Lord Jesus Christ achieved on Calvary’s cross for all or us, when He shed His precious blood on the cross, to pay the enormous price of our sin, and became a ransom for many.

We share this cup of blessing in His name, remembering how He Himself took the cup in the upper room, as the hour of His crucifixion drew near and said, "this is My blood which is shed for many – do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."

Thank that for this holy sacrament and may I never approach the communion table in an unworthy manner, knowing that as often we eat this bread and drink the cup, we proclaim the Lord's death until His coming again, in great glory and majesty. Praise Your holy name.


For Closer Communion With The Lord Jesus

O for a closer walk with You Lord Jesus, so that I may draw ever closer into Your arms of grace day by day. Thank You that I can commune with You Lord, as I come before You in prayer and the reading of Your Word.

Help me to seek You more and more for Who You are and not just that which You provide. Lord, that I may spend time in Your presence, not for what I can get from You, but for what I can give to You. Lord, fill me with Your love so that my love may flow back to You as well as out to others. I pray that my life may be one that glorifies You in thought, word and deed and that with each passing day, I draw ever closer into close communion with You. In Jesus' name I pray, 


Prayer After Receiving Communion

Lord Jesus, what a privilege to be able to come before Your throne of grace and partake of the precious sacraments of bread and wine, in remembrance of Your atoning sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.

Thank You for dying for me on the cross and paying the enormous price for my sins, so that I may be forgiven of all my faults and receive Your indwelling life.

May I never forget the enormous price that was paid on my behalf. May I never forget that I have been bought with a price, the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. May I live for Him from this day on, knowing that Your body was broken and Your blood was spilt for me,

Thank You, Lord. In Jesus' name,


Prayer Before Communion

Loving Lord Jesus, I come before You now and confess that You alone are the living God, You alone are worthy of all honour and praise, for You set aside Your heavenly glory and came into this world as a man, to redeem lost sinners from the curse of the law, and I praise You that I am included in Your gracious forgiveness.
Thank You, that You willingly offered up Your body to be the sacrifice for my sin. Thank You, that Your body was broken for me, and that Your precious blood was shed to pay the full price for all my many sins, and not for me only but all who would trust in Your name.
Lord, I kneel before You in humble submission, as I partake of the bread and wine, and I do this in remembrance of You.

Prayer Before Receiving Communion

Thank You, Father, that You have promised to hear the prayers and petitions of Your servants and to nourish us with the body and blood of Your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Help me to prepare my heart as I partake of the bread and wine, which are the two beautiful symbols of Christ body broken for me, and His precious blood shed for me.

I am not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Your table and yet You stooped down to save a wretch like me. And so I kneel in homage before You, in grateful remembrance of Your body broken and Your blood shed. In Jesus' name I pray,


Prayer To Prepare For Communion

Lord, as I come to partake of the bread and the wine, I come in meekness of heart and humility of spirit, knowing that I cannot approach You in my own righteousness, but only because of Your great goodness and gracious mercy, in sending Your only begotten Son, to die on the cross in my place and to pay the price for my sin.

Thank You that You are a tender-hearted God, and that Your nature is always to show mercy to those who are justly deserving of Your wrath and punishment.

As I partake of the symbols of bread and wine, I eat and drink in remembrance of Him Who died for me and rose again, knowing that He has become to me, both my meat and my drink. Help me to live in newness of life and to walk worthy before You all the days of my life. This I ask in Jesus' name,


Short Prayer For Communion

Dear Lord Jesus, You were wounded for my transgressions, bruised for my iniquities and died on Calvary’s cruel cross to pay the redemption price for my sins.
As I come to this communion table today, I kneel before You in grateful remembrance of what You did for me at Calvary, with a heart full of humble thanksgiving.
I confess I have not loved You as I ought and I have not loved my neighbour as myself, and so I ask that You would cleanse me of all my wrongdoings and self-centred thoughts. Thank You, that I have been washed in the blood of the Lamb and clothed in Your own righteousness, by grace through faith. I praise Your name for ever and ever,

Thanks For The Privilege Of Communion With God

What a joy and a privilege it is to fellowship with You my Lord, and to commune with You. No matter where I am or who I am with, I know that You are with me, indwelling me, and I rejoice for my spirit that can share precious communion with You as I rest in Your arms of love.

Whether I am in a rushing noisy crowd or sitting in solitary stillness, communion with You my Lord is sweet and beautiful. Whatever ails me or delights me becomes Your concern, for You chose me before the foundation of the world and scheduled each day of my life before I was even born. How great You are, my Lord and God.

Who am I that You should condescend to spend time in sweet fellowship with me? My heart is humbled at the wonder that my God and King should care for me and desire intimate companionship with me. I was one who was once at enmity with You and dead in my trespasses and sins. But You sought me out, saved me, redeemed me and clothed me with Your own righteousness, and I will praise and wonder at Your saving grace through the eternity of eternities. You alone are worthy of honour and glory and praise and worship.