THE LORD’S SUPPER
If you are a baptized Christian who actively trusts in Jesus Christ for salvation and are willing to forsake your sin, you are welcome to take communion this morning. If you are wrestling with the claims of Jesus and his place in your life, this time is still for you. Rather than taking the elements, please remain seated and contemplate taking Christ himself. The prayers that follow are supplied for your consideration.
*Prayer for Those Searching for Truth
.Lord Jesus, you claim to be the way, the truth and the life.Grant that I might be undaunted by the cost of following you as I consider the reasons for doing so.If what you claim is true, please guide me, teach me, and open me to the reality of who you are. Give me an under-standing of you that is coherent, convincing and that leads to the life you promise.Amen.
*Prayer of Belief .
Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever dared admit, but through you I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope.I thank you for paying my debt on the cross, taking what I deserved in order to offer me complete forgiveness. Knowing that you have been raised from the dead, I turn from my sins and receive you as my Savior and Lord.Amen.
*Prayer of Commitment
. Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you in baptism and in a life of committed discipleship through membership in your church. Grant that I may take the necessary steps to be one with your people, and live in the fullness of your Spirit. Amen.
*Prayers from Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New York