Prayer before Communion

Lord Jesus Christ,
may your holy body be my food.
May your holy blood be my drink.
May your sufferings and death strengthen me.

Lord Jesus Christ, hear me.
Hide me in your holy wounds
and let me never be separated from you.
Lord Jesus Christ,
keep me from the evil one,
be merciful to me in the hour of my death,
that with all the elect I may praise you,
forever and ever.

Source: Modified from  Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States, Luth. Book concern, 1891, p. 544 #1

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Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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