Mt. 26:28. For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
“There ought to be such a preparation for any meeting with God, in any of His ordinances.”
“The bride decks herself with her garments for the bridegroom. We are to do so for the meeting with Christ in this ordinance, — to stir up all the graces God hath bestowed upon us, that we may be decked for
Christ.” (John Owen)
Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper the night of the Passover feast (Ex. 12:1-28). For Christians this new ordinance symbolizes the atoning blood and the applied blood of Christ (1 Cor. 5:7). In the Lord’s Supper believers symbolically remember the body of Christ (Acts 2:46) and remember the blood of Christ.
Only baptized believers properly participate in this ordinance. A believer partakes of the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner (1 Cor. 11:27) by discerning the great sacrifice of the Lord’s body (Heb. 10:29) and the precious blood (1 Pet. 1:18-19). In preparation for the
Lord’s Supper, a believer should ask “Lord, is it I?” Through this self-judgment and the confession of known sin, a Christian makes spiritual preparation to take the Lord’s Supper.
“And on the Lord’s own day gather yourselves together and break bread and give thanks, first confessing your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure. And let no man having his dispute with his fellow join your assembly until they have been reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be defiled; for this sacrifice it is that was spoken of by the
Lord:” (The Teaching of the Apostles, 14; c.a. A.D. 125)
Let us break bread together on our knees, (on our knees)
Let us break bread together on our knees. (on our knees)
Let us drink the cup together on our knees, (on our knees)
Let us drink the cup together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.