Lord, we come to Your table remembering what You did for us. We remember how much you gave of your body and blood and sweat and tears.
Help us to not sanitize the Cross to make it palatable and PG. Help us to see You bloody and battered up on that Cross, hardly recognizable as human (Isaiah 52).
You didn’t give only a little part of Your body and a little part of Your blood. You gave all.
Help us not to give You the leftovers of our hearts and lives, but help us to give everything, to give until it hurts and to keep giving until it is all gone.
We take the broken bread, representing Your broken body, by which we are made whole.
We take the cup, representing your shed blood, by which we are made clean.
Help us never to take this for granted.
May we be brought to tears every time by Your awesome sacrifice and may we be undone by what You did for us.
May we leave Your table a little more like You than when we arrived.