Remembering Christ at Mealtimes
Take a moment before you eat together as a household or as an individual to remember Christ's sacrifice for us. Though we can't partake in communion together right now, we trust that God's grace is still able to meet with us! Christ gave Himself for us not just to make us right with God, but to send us out into our world as servants willing to be broken and poured out like Christ. This is especially important to remember in our world right now!
Here are some ways you can pause to remember the grace poured out upon us at mealtime:
- Take 30 seconds to all silently thank God for being with you today.
- Select someone to pray a prayer of thanks out loud for the meal you're about to eat. It can be one sentence, or something longer, but use simple language like you're speaking with Jesus at your table....because you are!
- Say our words of communion together - have one person prompt by saying, "Let's remember what is true together..." then all respond, "Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again."
- Finally, have one person read the following blessing or a favorite verse from Scripture, and then enjoy your meal with gratitude:
Be present at our table, Lord,
Be here and everywhere adored.
Bless your people, and grant that we
may feast in paradise with thee. Amen.
– John Wesley