1 Corinthians 11:28-31 NIV
“Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.”
-Apostle Paul describes the sacred ordinance of observing the holy eucharist, of which he had the knowledge by the revelation from Christ, as to the visible signs. These are the bread and wine. The bread is the body of Christ changed into flesh and the cup the blood of Jesus Christ crucified. The things signified by these outward signs, are the actual body and blood, of Christ, His body broken, His blood shed, together with all the benefits which flow from His death and sacrifice.
Dear Almighty and Everlasting Father we thank You for the breath of life that You have given us. Thank You for the blessings that You have showered upon us. We count our blessings and name them one by one. Thank You for the good health that You have given unto us. May You heal all those who are sick and suffering in the society. May You deliver all the children living in the streets and grant their needs. May You respond to all our hearts desires together with those of our families. We humbly ask You dear Jesus to forgive us all our sins and sanctify us with Your precious blood. Lord Jesus may You forgive us where we have not discerned Your body and blood and have caused judgement upon ourselves. May You forgive us. May You shed more light through Your word that we may know You more and have the wisdom required for Your great purpose. We thank You dear Lord Jesus and honor You. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Matthew 26:26-29