Likening the Sacrament Prayers to Ourselves

I read this last month and love it–this is how I hear these prayers in my head at church now. Thanks to the excellent One Climbs site for this idea:

O God, my Eternal Father, I ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to my soul as I partake of it; for I eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that I am willing to take upon myself the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he has given me, that I may always have his Spirit to be with me. Amen.

Check out the original post for the water prayer.


One comment on “Likening the Sacrament Prayers to Ourselves

  1. Thanks for the mention, Jamie. When I was putting these different versions together I tried to match the same cadence as the originals, but then I remembered how sometimes the cadence can become so familiar that we don’t pay attention to the words. So these versions intentionally don’t match the cadence of how you usually hear people recite the prayers. It’s an interesting experiment to try your own hand at personalizing them. I’ll bet everyone comes up with something a little different.

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