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Gathered together on this page are several inspiring prayers to say when receiving Holy Communion, with a sample prayer for the bread and the cup, two beautiful prayers for before and after communion, and short blessings for the Eucharist. There is also some tranquil instrumental music suitable for playing during a period of communion meditation and reflection, and prayer for healing of the sick to say after receiving the bread and wine.

fresh bread with wheat resting on the top

fresh bread with wheat resting on the top

Communion prayer for the bread
(a prayer for a minister or celebrant to say as a blessing over the bread)

Lord, as we take this bread,
We remember that You are the bread of life.
You feed our souls, you nourish our hearts and You give us sustenance to run the race before us.

As we break the bread, we feel the softness of Your love for us.
We smell the fragrance of the grace You release afresh each day.
We thank you with all our hearts for the great price You paid when You were crucified on the cross for us.

Yet just as the yeast has caused this bread to rise, You rose again, triumphant over death as Lord of Lords and King of Kings forever, and our beloved Saviour.

Thank you, Lord.


Communion prayer for the cup
(A prayer to say as a blessing over the communion cup. A prayer of adoration and meditation on Christ's sacrifice.)

Lord, as we drink this wine,
We remember that you are the giver of life.
You are forgiveness, You bring deep peace to our souls and Your love flows within us.

As we pour out this wine, we see Your sacrifice poured out for us.
We notice the depth of Your goodness, and the pain You suffered for us.
We dwell upon the intricacy of human life, and the price You paid to set humanity free.

Yet just as the tombstone rolled away to unleash the Risen Lord, Your light shines in our hearts now, extinguishing all darkness to release Heavens blessings upon us.

Thank you, Lord.


Prayer before taking Communion

(a sample prayer for a minister or celebrant to say)

Dear God,

Today we gather together as brothers and sisters in Christ to remember the extraordinary sacrifice You made in sending Jesus, Your beloved Son to be with us. We thank You for His legacy in words, actions and obedience to suffering on the cross.

Lord, we come to You now to ask for forgiveness for any thoughts, words or deeds that have not honoured Your name. We are also truly sorry for the times we have chosen to live selfishly rather than heed Your calling. We invite you to inhabit our hearts now as we take communion. As we share this meal, come bind us together as one family, filled with Your love.

Thank You Lord for Your grace that is at work in our lives.


pink celtic frame

celtic frame

When my eyes behold your face
(a short prayer of adoration to God, which can be used before receiving the Eucharist)

I lift my eyes to see your face,
Saviour, healer, Lord of grace.
Prince of Peace and King of Kings,
You hold the keys to everything.

By the sacrifice of outstretched hands,
Your love has come and never ends.
So my heart will leap with praise,
When my eyes behold your face.

scripture meditation for during communion:

Psalm 51 verse 10 with a waterfall image

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Short Communion Blessings
(The following prayers may be said by members of the congregation or celebrant as the bread and wine are distributed)

Communion prayer for the bread
The bread of life, given for you.
May you know the riches of His goodness.

Communion prayer for the wine
The blood of Christ, shed for you.
May you know the peace of His forgiveness.

Post Communion Prayer

(a thanksgiving and empowering prayer to say after receiving the Eucharist)

Heavenly Father,

We praise You for this heavenly banquet that You have so freely given us. Thank you that we carry in our hearts the riches of this eternal goodness. May we pour it out wherever we go, lighting up the darkness with truth, speaking out hope where there is despair, and weaving Your unconditional love into all we do. Send us now in the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. May we live to be all that You have destined us to be.

In the name of Jesus we pray.


pink celtic frame

communion meditation music

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Mary with the risen Jesus

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Prayer for healing the sick

Lord God,

We dwell in your house,
Drink in your presence
And find peace and rest in your arms.

We believe in your name,
Ask for your healing
And believe and trust in your love.

We thank you for your sacrifice,
Receive all you have for us
And pray and ask for restoration.

We need your touch.
We wait on you.
You are our Saviour, our friend, and our hope.


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