I have been conscious that at Communion we are not all able to share in the cup due to the Covid restrictions – not able to receive the wine. It is only the president who does this ‘on behalf of everyone else’ so that it is present. I understand the reasons for this.
As an alternative to the ‘Almighty God we thank you for feeding us with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ’ prayer, I have written one that refers instead to sharing ‘in this foretaste of the heavenly banquet’. This may be preferred by some. If you wish to use it, you are welcome to do so.
Prayer after Communion
God of hope,
in your Son, Jesus Christ,
you always give the grace we need
for whatever we face.
As we have shared
in this foretaste of the heavenly banquet,
so fill our lives with your praise
that in rejoicing in your love
we may do justly,
and walk humbly with you,
now and always. Amen.