Communion prayer for the cup

Welcome to our growing library of communion prayers. If you know of a good prayer to say at communion, we invite you to add it at the bottom of the page.

The Bread and The Cup

Often times, prayers for the Eucharist will be broken up into two sections; For the Bread, and For the Cup. One prayer is to be said before the breaking of the bread, and one before the pouring of the wine.

For example:

For the Bread:

Crucified God, we wear beautiful crosses around
our necks, and hang them on our walls. We have
made your triumphant sign of suffering decorative,
when what it really needs to be is defining.
So make us cruciform Lord, in our weekly
remembrance of Christs death on the cross
in our breaking of this bread.

Let us show by the offering of our hearts and hands
the depth of our commitment to live for him who died for us.

In lives of sacrifice and service, empower our
witness to Jesus Christ, whose cross so powerfully
proclaims your love.

Amen.

For the Cup:

In lifting this cup of remembrance here this morning
Oh God of sacrifice, we are lifting high the cross of Christ
and proclaiming your great love.
We partake, with gratitude, all the gifts that ours
in Christ crucified – new life, real unity, eternal life,
and a meaningful purpose.

Fill us now again with the power of your spirit
that we might be bold in our witness to Jesus Christ,till all the world adores his sacred name.

Amen

A First Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
I believe it because you have said it
and Im ready to give my life to
maintain this truth.
Amen

Prayer for Receiving the Lord

Sweet Jesus, thank You for everything You have bestowed upon me. You have sacrificed Your life to save all of mankind from our sins. You have generously shared with us Your life when You could have chosen not to. Forgive me for the sins I have done against You and for the ones I will be making.

I promise that I will be a better person for you and for others. Bless the hands of the hard working, the hearts of the loving and the souls of those who help.

In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Being One with Jesus

Dear God, I come to You today to praise and glorify Your name. You have showered us with wonderful gifts. The best gift of all is giving Your son to save us from our sins.

There is no worse grief for a father than to lose his son. You have been unselfish and very giving even to those who have turned their backs on You. I pray that they come back to Your welcoming arms. I dedicate this prayer to those who need someone to call on to when the days get rough and the nights are worst.

Give them the strength and courage to come back to You, Father. Being with Jesus has ultimately changed my life. Let it be for them as well.

In Your glory always, I pray. Amen.

Prayer at a Child’s First Communion

Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of
the Eucharist You left us the outstanding
manifestation of your limitless love for us.

Thank You for giving our child the
opportunity to experience this love
in receiving the Sacrament for the first time.
May your Eucharist presence keep him/her
ever free from sin, fortified in faith,
pervaded by love for God and neighbor,
and fruitful in virtue, that he/she may
continue to receive You throughout life and
attain final union with You at death.

Amen.

Prayer to Receive the Lord

Lord, as You enter my body, please cleanse me from all my sins.

Teach me to become as pure as You and Your mother Mary. I pray that I become a better person and be kinder to my neighbours. May Your presence in me make me a better person and do whatever is only on Your will.

Thank You for keeping me warm on those cold toasty nights and safe from harm. I pray that all my loved ones live in Your presence and that they always do what is right. I pray for the world to have peace especially in their hearts.

I pray this for Your glory, Lord. Amen.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Loving and compassionate God,
God of infinite goodness and mercy,
Your blessed name be glorified.
Yours is the glory,
You are the ruler of all the land and everything on it;
You are the ruler of the world and all its inhabitants.

God of all of us, teach us to live the way you have always wanted.
You are our God and savior,
And our trust is always in you.
We thank you for the blessings that you give us every day.
We thank you for providing food to those in need.

We thank you for blessing us with the desire for your justice for those who are poor.
We thank you for blessing us with the voice to speak for the voiceless.
We thank you for allowing us to be your hands and feet in the world,
For the blessing of being part of the great family that is your Church.

Hear our prayer and help us remember always your call to justice and compassion.
Our God, you will conquer all injustice; with your help we will be victorious.

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Prayer After Communion

Lord Jesus, I love and adore you. You’re a special friend to me.

Welcome, Lord Jesus, o welcome. Thank you for coming to me. Thank you, Lord Jesus, o thank you for giving yourself to me. Make me strong to show your love wherever I may be. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay close by my forever and love me, I pray. Bless all of us children in your loving care and bring us to heaven to live with you there.

I’m ready now, Lord Jesus, to show how much I care. I’m ready now to give your love at home and everywhere.

Amen.

Source: goodshepherdgalway.com

Catholic Communion Prayers

Here are some prayers for the Blessed Sacrament from the Catholic tradition.

The Sanctity of Life

My God, we adore You here in the Blessed Sacrament.
As we kneel before You, we recognize You
as the Creator of all Life. We thank You and
praise You for the lives you have given to us
and to those we love. Give us a true and lasting
respect for all life, for we recognize it as coming
from You. We pray for all who have suffered or
died as a result of disrespect whether that suffering
and death has come as a result of abuse, war, gossip,
or abortion.

We pray for an end for all disrespect of life. As we
kneel before You we ask You to forgive all those who
do not respect the sanctity of life. We repeat the words
you spoke as you hung on the cross, ‘Father, forgive them,
for they know not what they do.

Hail to Thee, True Body

Hail to thee, true body born
From Virgin Mary’s womb!
The same that on the cross was nailed
And bore for man the bitter doom.
Thou, whose side was pierced and flowed
Both with water and with blood;
Suffer us to taste of thee,
In our life’s last agony.
O kind, O loving one!
O sweet Jesus, Mary’s Son!

Prayers for After Communion

Here are some simple, short prayer to say after the communion has ended.

Go As Children of God

Go as risk takers,
For God has nourished you with bread and cup.
Go as new creatures,
For God is saving you from your sin.

Go as children of God,
For God will be with us all.

Amen

Gracious God

Gracious God, here at this table we have been, in the company of Jesus Christ, our savior and redeemer.
You have revealed your loving ways to us in broken bread
and poured cup.

Now, as your light has illuminated
our lives. Help us be a light for others.
Amen

Prayer of Thanksgiving After Communion

Lord Jesus, thank You for being with me today! You have been my guide and guard in all my days and I pray that continue to be so. Thank You for always keeping me safe and warm, for keeping me away from harm.

Thank You for giving me the gift of living another day and for my family who are never away. Bless those who are in need of Your loving protection. Let them be under Your wing and they will never be astray.

May this prayer keep all evils away and only the good will stay. Amen.

Eternal Light

Eternal Light, shine in our hearts.
Eternal Goodness, you have drawn us to your heart.
and united us in the sacrament of Christs body and blood.
Eternal Power, be our support.

Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us.
That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite
mercy to your holy presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Bible Verses About Faith

“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;”

It is common to use scripture in communion prayers. Click here to read Bible Verses About Faith

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communion prayer for the cup

 Musical Prelude

Prayer of Forgiveness

Scripture (Unison)  – 1 Cor. 11:23-34 (see below)

(Other Communion Scriptures Matt. 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:17-22)

Apostles Creed (Unison) (see below)

Communion Prayer for the Bread (Unison) (see below)

Communion Prayer for the Cup (Unison) (see below)

Blessing of the Sacraments

Declaration of Forgiveness/Ceremonial

   Washing of Hands

Serving of Sacraments

Greet One Another With The Love Of Christ

Musical Postlude

 
HOLY COMMUNION

SCRIPTURE

1 Co 11:23-34

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you. That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread;

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

 

THE APOSTLE’S CREED

 I BELIEVE IN GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, AND IN JESUS CHRIST HIS ONLY SON, OUR LORD, WHO WAS CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY, SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED DEAD AND BURIED; HE DESCENDED INTO HELL.

 THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND SITTETH ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY.  FROM THERE HE SHALL COME TO JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD.

             I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE HOLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY AND LIFE EVERLASTING. AMEN.    

COMMUNION PRAYER FOR THE BREAD

 OUR FATHER, WE COME TO THE TABLE OF THY PRESENCE IN THE SPIRIT OF SINCERE HUMILITY. AS WE EXAMINE OUR HEARTS, WE FEEL UNWORTHY OF THE SUPREME SACRIFICE MADE FOR OUR SALVATION.

 GIVE US TODAY, AS WE PARTAKE OF THIS BREAD, A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING AND A NEW RESOLVE. MAY THIS SYMBOL OF THE BROKEN BODY OF THY SON HAVE ENRICHED MEANING, AND MAY IT GIVE US COURAGE TOWARD GREATER SACRIFICES ON OUR PART, THAT THY KINGDOM MAY COME ON EARTH AMONG PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. IN HIS NAME WE PRAY. AMEN.

 
 COMMUNION PRAYER FOR THE CUP

OUR FATHER, WE READ IN THY WORD THAT WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST THERE CAN BE NO REMISSION OF SINS. AS WE TAKE OF THE CUP OF SUFFERING TODAY, MAY WE BE REMINDED OF CALVARY AND THE SUPREME SACRIFICE MADE BY OUR MASTER UPON THE CROSS. GIVE US UNDERSTANDING HEARTS AND MINDS. QUICKEN WITHIN US THE DESIRE TO PROVE OUR SINCERITY AS THOSE WHO WEAR THE NAME OF CHRIST AND WHO DESIRE TO SERVE HIM CONSISTENTLY.

 WE WOULD THEREFORE TOGETHER IN THIS HIGH MOMENT OF WORSHIP RENEW OUR VOWS OF LOYALTY TO THY KINGDOM. FORGIVE US IN OUR WEAKNESSES. STRENGTHEN US IN OUR NOBLE PURPOSES. THIS WE PRAY IN THE NAME OF CHRIST,  OUR  SINLESS MASTER . AMEN

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A communion prayer is a reflective time when sitting at the table to invite all to share in the Banquet of Life. Bread and drink is shared just as that Jesus performed at the Last Supper with His apostles. Here is a look at some great communion prayers for elders to inspire you.

Prayer #1

I come to your table. Your painful sacrifice is on my mind. I look at the communion cracker. I see piercing. I see bruising. I see the brutality of the punishment that you endured for me. I see your everlasting love.

I gaze at the blood of redemption. I see your crimson mercy shimmering in this cup. I see your life being poured out for me. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.

In Jesus’ Name we celebrate this communion.

Amen.

Prayer #2

I come to your table to partake of intimate communion with you. I look at the bread. I see your suffering. I see the bruising, the stripes, and the piercing. Yet, the piercing of your body is nothing in comparison to the piercing of your heart. You made the ultimate sacrifice so that I could have everything I need to be right with you.

I look at the cup. This is the blood that oozed out of you as you suffered on the cross. Blood flowed out of your thorn-torn head as you not only bowed your human head but your mind, will, and emotions as well. I now bow my mind, will, and emotions to your will as I drink this cup.

Amen.

Prayer #3

Crucified God, we wear beautiful crosses around our necks, and hang them on our walls. We have made your “triumphant sign” of suffering decorative, when what it really needs to be is defining. So make us cruciform Lord, in our weekly remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross in our breaking of this bread.

Let us show by the offering of our hearts and hands the depth of our commitment to live for him who died for us.

In lives of sacrifice and service, empower our witness to Jesus Christ, whose cross so powerfully proclaims your love.

Amen.

Prayer #4

In lifting this cup of remembrance here this morning Oh God of sacrifice, we are lifting high the cross of Christ and proclaiming your great love. We partake, with gratitude, all the gifts that ours in Christ crucified – new life, real unity, eternal life, and a meaningful purpose.

Fill us now again with the power of your spirit that we might be bold in our witness to Jesus Christ,“till all the world adores his sacred name”.

Amen.

Prayer #5

Sweet Jesus, thank You for everything You have bestowed upon me. You have sacrificed Your life to save all of mankind from our sins. You have generously shared with us Your life when You could have chosen not to. Forgive me for the sins I have done against You and for the ones I will be making.

I promise that I will be a better person for you and for others. Bless the hands of the hard working, the hearts of the loving and the souls of those who help.

In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer #6

Dear God, I come to You today to praise and glorify Your name. You have showered us with wonderful gifts. The best gift of all is giving Your son to save us from our sins.

There is no worse grief for a father than to lose his son. You have been unselfish and very giving even to those who have turned their backs on You. I pray that they come back to Your welcoming arms. I dedicate this prayer to those who need someone to call on to when the days get rough and the nights are worst.

Give them the strength and courage to come back to You, Father. Being with Jesus has ultimately changed my life. Let it be for them as well.

In Your glory always, I pray. Amen.

Prayer #7

Lord, as You enter my body, please cleanse me from all my sins.

Teach me to become as pure as You and Your mother Mary. I pray that I become a better person and be kinder to my neighbors. May Your presence in me make me a better person and do whatever is only on Your will.

Thank You for keeping me warm on those cold toasty nights and safe from harm. I pray that all my loved ones live in Your presence and that they always do what is right. I pray for the world to have peace especially in their hearts.

I pray this for Your glory, Lord. Amen.

Here is just one example of a communion prayer as it is given by an elder at the Church of God in Christ.

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