Here is a selection of 10 powerful spiritual communion prayers.
Holy Communion is the blood and body of Jesus Christ that is communicated through bread and wine and here is a selection of 10 powerful spiritual communion prayers put together.
When you partake of the Communion, you take in the indomitable and undefeatable Life of Jesus Christ.
It is the kind of life that cannot succumb to the natural force of death and destruction.
10 powerful spiritual communion prayers
Compiled below are 10 powerful spiritual communion prayers.
Worship Communion Prayer
Creator God, we give you thanks for the grain farmers, the bread bakers, the grape growers, the juice makers.
Redeemer God, we give you thanks for all that we remember as we have shared this meal:
your birth, your life, your death and resurrection.
we give you thanks for the eternal presence of your Spirit with us,
surrounding us and filling us with Divine life.
May this meal we have shared renew us and inspire us to join more joyfully with you as you work for peace and justice in the world. Amen.
Anima Christi communion prayer
Soul of Christ, Sanctify me
Body of Christ save me
Water from the side of Christ, Wash me
Passion of Christ, Give me strength
Hear me, Jesus
Hide me in thy wounds
That I may never leave thy side
From all the evil that surrounds me
Defend me and when the call of death arrives
Bid me come to thee
That I may praise thee With thy saints forever.
Prayer for Humility
Father God, Let us now bow humbly before You at this time, where we are about to receive Communion or the Lord’s Supper. We have no reason to have any pride Father, especially knowing that You resist those who are prideful (James 4:6). Help us to remain humble at the receiving of the bread and wine, because of what they symbolize, which gives significance to their meaning.
Jesus, when we receive the bread and wine (juice), let us stay humble in recognizing that You paid such a high price that You did not owe, and shed your precious blood so that we might be saved.
Righteous Father, let that sink deep into our hearts and make us grateful for the cost Your dear Son, Jesus Christ, paid.
As we gaze upon Your beauty Jesus, let us receive the bread and wine with humility, knowing You are present with us, but also acknowledging that You made our redemption possible by your own precious blood and life, so we ask Your blessing on our Communion Lord, and to receive it for Your glory and in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Examining
Father, I do pray that those who have come to the Lord’s Supper have examined themselves beforehand so that they do not drink the wine (grape juice) or eat the bread in an unworthy manner, meaning that we don’t forget to esteem the precious body and blood of our Savior, and discerning it’s meaning for us today.
I remember Jesus promising that the next time He partakes of Communion, it will be with those who dine with Him in the kingdom, as part of the celebration at the wedding feast of the Lamb of God with His bride, the church.
That day we will partake of the meal in His presence is what we yearn for, and why Paul may have said that as long as we partake of the bread and wine, we proclaim His coming, so let us do just that, but do so with a heart that is willing to be examined to see if there is any unconfessed sin in our lives, and if there is Father, please forgive us so that we might have peace of mind when taking the bread and the wine, and we truly look forward to partaking of this meal in the very presence of Jesus Christ someday, and it is in His name we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Exalting
Great God in heaven, Just to be able to fellowship with You and with Christ at Communion is such a privilege, that we cannot even express it in words.
How grateful we are God, that You passed over our sins because of the shed blood of Christ, poured out for those who have trusted in Him. Help us to exalt You oh Lord in this service and to praise, honor, thank, and give You glory for our being able to commune with You because of Jesus Christ.
If not for the precious blood of the Lamb of God, which has cleansed us from all unrighteousness (2 Cor 5:21; 1 John 1:9),
we would still be in our sins and only deserving Your wrath, but for some unknown reason God, You chose us to become a people for Your own self, and that You have said, “I will be your God, and you shall be my people.” What a glorious thing to contemplate, especially since not even one of us are good and not even one has ever sought you (Rom 3:10-11).
You sought us and bought us, and now we give You thanks and ask Your blessing on the bread and wine, and we ask this in the name of and for the glory of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer for Remembering
Father God in heaven,
Help us to remember the agony that Jesus endured before going to Calvary and not just on the cross.
He knew beforehand that He would be bearing the sins of the world.
How heavy that must have felt, we can only imagine how abandoned and forsaken He must have felt. I don’t think any of us can really know what our precious Savior endured for us on the cross.
The shame, the beatings, the torture, and the agony of being crucified for something He didn’t do, and dying for us who were the ones that deserved this wrath. He grieved the sin that He bore so much that He sweat drops of blood. How hard was it for our sinless Savior to bear our sins? What price, what glory, what passion!
Thank You, Lord, for this tremendous privilege. Great God, help us to keep sober minds and quiet spirits as we partake of the Lord’s Supper, understanding the suffering of the Savior’s passion for this meal to even be possible. Let this sink deep into our minds and cause our hearts to realize just how great a price He paid for those of us who had no hope outside of Christ.
We know we should take stock of our lives well before Communion to see if there is any area in our life that is not right with You.
Help us to see this as a somber, yet joyful occasion, but that every person should come with a clean conscience beforehand.
And Father, help us all to remember the supreme cost that Jesus Christ paid, but as His Father, You too suffered greatly, and we can’t imagine what that was like for You Father, and so in the mighty name of Jesus, we ask a blessing on this Communion, and for Your glory, it is in Jesus Christ’s holy name we pray,
Prayer for Unity
Father God, You have called us to be a people for Your own self, and so help us to unify in spirit and in purpose, to do the things You have appointed us to do (Eph 2:10), and this includes partaking and
participating in the Lord’s Supper, as a body, which we are commanded to do.
Since this is Your body, the church (Matt 25:34-40), we know that You are present with us and that You are in each and every one of us; You are all and in all.
Let us remain quiet in spirit and in movement God, showing deep reverence for such a sacrament.
Help us stay focused on the bread and wine, and to think about these symbols, Lord.
The body and the blood, both poured out as a drink offering, for a once-and-for-all sacrifice (Heb 10:10). We are overwhelmed by such amazing grace God, that I cannot even express it in a word or prayer!
How wonderful are Your ways and awesome are Your blessings; we thank You Lord for the bread and wine and what these mean to us, and what they tell us about our eternity.
But more so, what these meant for Christ (John 3:16), as there was no greater love ever shown Lord, in all of human history, and so in a spirit of unity, we all now partake of the wine and the bread, and give You the glory for Your amazing grace, in Jesus’ most beloved name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for World Communion Sunday
God of all nations, we give You thanks that we are all made in Your image, with such rich diversity.
On this day we are in solidarity with the faithful around the world. As we break bread together, we remember that we are still one body in You, even though we have different languages, cultures, and traditions, different ways of worship, praying, and praising.
In solidarity we drink the cup together of hope, of new life, knowing that Your will is for Your people to be one body.
We are one body, but we are not the same—it is through the gift of diversity that we are able to be Your body.
We thank You and praise You for making us all who we are, individually and collectively.
We each celebrate our own ancestry, culture, and ethnicity, and we pray to You now as You taught us…
St. Thomas Aquinas Prayer Before Communion
Almighty and Eternal God, behold I come to the sacrament of Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
As one sick I come to the Physician of life; unclean, to the Fountain of mercy; blind, to the Light of eternal splendor; poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth.
Therefore, I beg of You, through Your infinite mercy and generosity, heal my weakness, wash my uncleanness, give light to my blindness, enrich my poverty, and clothe my nakedness.
May I thus receive the Bread of Angels, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, with such reverence and humility, contrition and devotion, purity and faith, purpose and intention, as shall aid my soul’s salvation.
Grant, I beg of You, that I may receive not only the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of our Lord but also its full grace and power. Give me the grace, most merciful God, to receive the Body of your only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, in such a manner that I may deserve to be intimately united with His mystical Body and to be numbered among His members.
Most loving Father, grant that I may behold for all eternity face to face
Your beloved Son, whom now, on my pilgrimage, I am about to receive under the sacramental veil, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.
St. Thomas Aquinas Prayer After Communion
I thank You, Lord, Almighty Father, Everlasting God, for having been pleased, through no merit of mine, but of Your great mercy alone, to feed me, a sinner, and Your unworthy servant, with the precious Body and Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray that this Holy Communion may not be for my judgment and condemnation, but for my pardon and salvation.
Let this Holy Communion be to me an armor of faith and a shield of goodwill, a cleansing of all vices, and a rooting out of all evil desires.
May it increase love and patience, humility and obedience, and all virtues. May it be a firm defense against the evil designs of all my visible and invisible enemies, a perfect quieting of all the desires of soul and body.
May this Holy Communion bring about a perfect union with You, the one true God, and at last enable me to reach eternal bliss when You will call me.
I pray that You bring me, a sinner, to the indescribable Feast where You, with Your Son and the Holy Spirit, are to Your saints true light, full blessedness, everlasting joy, and perfect happiness. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
God always packages His wisdom in mysteries (1 Corinthians 2:7).
When you access mysteries, you step into victories; when you access mysteries, you overcome miseries. One of such mysteries is the mystery of the Communion.
These 10 powerful spiritual communion prayers will grant you access to the wisdom of God as you partake of the Communion.