Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation

Sacramental Living - Version 2

Sacramental Living (Watercolor on Paper)

This Sunday we celebrate World Communion Sunday.  

A Prayer for World Communion Sunday

As we come to the table

As we come to be nourished

As we come to experience Your abiding presence and love

     We are mindful that we do this as a community

     We are not alone

     We are surrounded by the cloud of witnesses

          Both those who have gone before and those all across the world

When we break this bread

     We are reminded 

          of our brokenness

          of our divisions 

          of our prejudices

     We are reminded of our need for Your grace

Yet when we eat this bread

     We are reminded 

          of the hope of reconciliation

          of the hope of unity

          that brokenness is not the end of the story

       We are reminded of the good news of Your abiding presence 

          and love that daily nourishes us

When we pour from the cup

     We are reminded  

          of the libation of Your life

          of the call to sacrificial living

          of those who have offered their whole lives for the sake of the 


      We are reminded of Your calling to live lives of poured out living

When we drink from the cup

     We are reminded 

           that it is You who fills us

           that it is You who sustains us

           that it it You who quenches our thirst

When we come to the table, we are reminded of those who hunger 

     and thirst

May we be ambassadors of Your love and Presence

May we feed those who hunger and thirst, both physically and spiritually

And each time we gather around the table, 

     may we be blessed by Your presence 

     so that we can be a blessing to others.

In You,

     we find unity

     we find purpose

     we find hope

     we find love

     we find peace.


For a previous, in-depth reflection and creative ideas for worship on World Communion Sunday, click here.


This week make time to gather with friends, gather with family.  Break bread together.  Share a meal together.  Be mindful of all the blessings in your life and where you have seen God at work in your life, in your community, and in the world.  Be mindful of God's abiding grace and presence in your life.

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