Unlike Baptism, which is a one-time event, Communion is a practice that is meant to be observed throughout the life of a Christian. It is a holy time of worship when we remember and celebrate what Jesus Christ did for us. We observe Communion because Jesus told us to, when he said “do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19b). In observing Communion we are remembering Christ and all that he has done for us in his life, death, resurrection and the sending of the Holy Spirit to dwell within us. Every time you observe Communion, you are proclaiming Jesus’ death until he comes again (1 Corinthians 11:26). When we observe Communion we also show our participation in the body of Christ. His life becomes our life and we become members of each other. And finally, when we observe communion we are seeding the atmosphere around us with the resurrection power of the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead. The power of the empty tomb is remembered every single time Communion is taken. So take communion regularly! Don’t wait for it to be offered at church. Know that you can participate in Communion by yourself or with your family, in your own home, with Jesus by your side. Use any bread or juice that you have on hand. Take Communion as you would medicine and know that Jesus’ body and blood has the power to heal whatever ails you spiritually, emotionally and physically.
To partake, first, hold the bread in your hand and say:
“Now as they were eating, Jesus took the bread, and blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take eat; this is my body’” (Matthew 26:26).
Thank you, Father, for the gift of your Son. By the stripes that fell on Jesus’ back, my body is healed from the crown of my head to the very soles of my feet. Every cell, every organ, every function of my body is healed, restored, and renewed. In Jesus’ name, I believe and I receive. (Eat the bread)
Next, take the cup in your hand and say:
“And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins’” (Matthew 26:27-28).
Lord Jesus, thank you for your precious blood. Your sin-free, disease-free, poverty-free life is in your blood. And your shed blood has removed every sin from my life. Through your blood, I am forgiven of all my sins---past, present, and future---and made completely righteous. Today, I celebrate and partake of the inheritance of the righteous, which is preservation, healing, wholeness and provision. Thank you Lord Jesus, for loving me. Amen. (Drink the juice)