salvation prayer: lord jesus, thank you for loving me and dying for me on the cross. thank you lord for turning a place of darkness into a place of love and grace. thank you lord for washing me clean of every sin with your precious blood. You are my lord and my saviour, now and forever. l believe in my heart that you rose from the dead and that you are alive today. because of your finished work, l am now the beloved child of the god most high and heaven is my home. Thank you lord for conquering death and giving me eternal life. Thank you lord for filling my heart with your peace and joy. truly the best days of my life are head of me. in jesus name, amen.
i know for many, holy communion is a ritual done in church once a week or once a month. but for some of us, it is a daily moment with jesus. we do it in remembrance of jesus and his sacrifice. it is a celebration of his victory. afterall he did say “This is my body which is given to you. Do this to remember Me.” when he broke the bread in pieces. and of the wine he said “Do this to remember Me as often as you drink it.” so i urge you to put away the doctrines and come boldly into his kingdom and commune with Him; just like you spend time with a loved one. he is not someone to be afraid of but he is your best friend.
holy communion prayer:
with bread or biscuit or wafer in your hands – thank you jesus for your broken body. thank you for bearing my symptoms and sicknesses at the cross so that l may have your health and wholeness. l declare in faith that by your stripes, by the beatings you bore, by the lashes that fell on your back, l am completely and forever healed. l believe and l receive your resurrection life in my body today.
with ribena in your hands – thank you jesus for your holy and precious blood that has cleansed me whiter than snow. your blood has brought me forgiveness and made me righteous forever. and as l drink, l celebrate and partake of the inheritance of the righteous, which includes preservation, healing, wholeness and all of your blessings.
there was once in the middle of the night when i was coughing so bad and hard but too lazy to get up for water. in my sleepiness, l imagined myself communing with jesus and drinking a cup of ribena. l could almost feel it sliding down my parched and irritated throat and declared myself well. the next thing i knew, it was morning.
in church today, we each got a book that is filled with healing promises and l saw the salvation prayer and holy communion prayers in it (shared above). i dont know why but there could be someone out there, lingering… wanting more…
today is not about some freaking eggs or bunny. it is about my lord jesus and his sacrifice for mankind. yes for you and me. and today l realised that it is not just one sacrifice BUT two. first daddy god gave up his precious son and second, jesus gave himself up by being obedient. two sacrifices to save us all from destruction and diseases and misery and failure. two sacrifices to give us life and love and hope and victory. no one including me will ever fully understand the depth of this love and sacrifice. this is one of a kind. only god is capable of this.
as l sit here and write this, a question is flashing in my head – if l have to sacrifice (donate) my kidney or my finger to a loved one, perhaps timmy, will i? will i want to put myself through that ordeal? what if he dies and my sacrifice is futile? what if l die on that operating table? what if it is too painful?
thank god that thoughts like these didnt stop him. all He saw was us and he had to give up his precious son for us. that was the only way out. blood of bulls and lambs were not good enough. but HEY, the offering of the precious one was so perfect and complete that his tomb is still empty today. He has risen and alive today! and that same resurrection life and power is in all of us.
amen!! praise god!