Communion Verses

If you’re having trouble filling out your First Communion invitations, try gaining inspiration and ideas from some of these Communion verses and bible passages. Adding a meaningful quote to your card or invitation will make it extra special. Your friend or loved one will enjoy your card or invitation even more if you inscribe it with one of these empowering quotes about First Holy Communion.

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First Holy Communion bread. Photo courtesy of Stjamescleve.com.

Communion Verses – The Last Supper

Communion is all about remembering our Lord’s death and resurrection. At First Holy Communion an individual accepts the body and blood of Jesus. They make a choice to walk in his path and become closer to their faith. Communion is explained in the Bible story the Last Supper.

In the story of the Last Supper, Jesus takes a loaf of bread and gives thanks to God. He brakes the bread and shares it with his disciples. As he shares the bread, he’s really giving his body. As he passes the wine, he’s instead sharing his blood. Jesus asks his disciples to remember him whenever they take bread or drink wine.After the last supper, Jesus is betrayed by Judas and sent to the cross.

Here are Communion Verses taken from the story of the Last Supper. These quotes will give you a better understanding of Communion and how it’s explained in the Bible.

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s

death until he comes. – 1 Corinthians 11:26

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And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and said, Take, eat: this

is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

– 1 Corinthians 11:24-27

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This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

-Luke 22:19

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Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and

drink of the cup. – 1 Corinthians 11:28

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Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of

Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my

flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise

him up at the last day.” – John 6:53-54

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Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing

it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this

is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he

had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you”.

– Matthew 26:26-30 NLT

Poetic Communion Verses and Palms

Use these beautiful communion verses and poems to liven up your invitations and cards. Your guest will truly enjoy receiving a sweet and inspiring poem. If you can’t find one you like here, try creating one of your own! The selected palms, near the bottom, will also make for a great addition to any card or invitation!

My God! I know, I feel thee mine,

And will not quit my claim

Till all I have is lost in thine,

And all renewed I am.

-Charles Wesley, Hymns: My God! I Know, I Feel Thee Mine

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Therefore accept from me,

Through His hands, now, my weak and wavering will;

And deign my heart’s deep longing to fulfill,

As it seems best to Thee.

Pour down Thy healing light

Into the dark depths of my soul this day;

Dissolve the mists and shadows – oh, I pray,

Let it no more be night! – Ada Cambridge, An excerpt from Holy Communion

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Behold a table spread!

And on a fair, white cloth the bread and wine,

The symbols of sublime compassioning,

The very outward sign

Of that the nations sing,

The body that He gave, the blood He shed.

– H. L. Littlejohn, Holy Communion, Suvla Bay

Modern Chalkboard Communion Invitation by purpletrail.com
Modern Chalkboard Communion Invitation by purpletrail.com

In remembrance of me, Dear Jesus,

Thou this feast hast spread,

Invited guests are we;

We come as Thou hast bid us come,

Thus to remember Thee.

We come from sinful thought and aim,

More earnestly to flee;

Pardon to seek and grace to find,

As we remember Thee.

We come to thank Thee for Thy love

So rich, so full, so free

To bless Thee, praise Thee, lose ourselves

As we remember Thee.

We come to lay the burdens down

That press most heavily;

To enter into perfect peace

As we remember Thee.

Our penitence, our love, our hope,

Oh condescend to see,

And let us “bear a song away”

As we remember Thee.

-Elizabeth Payson Prentiss In Remembrance of Me, Dear Jesus

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Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,

Guilty of dust and sin.

But quick-eyed love, observing me grow slack

From my first entrance in,

Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning

If I lacked anything.

‘A guest’, I answered, ‘worthy to be here.’

Love said, ‘You shall be he.’

‘I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear.

I cannot look on thee.’

Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,

‘Who made the eyes but I?’

‘Truth, Lord, but I have marred them; let my shame

Go where it doth deserve.’

‘And know you not’, says Love, ‘who bore the blame?’

‘My dear, then I will serve.’

‘You must sit down’, says Love, ‘and taste my meat.’

So I did sit and eat.

– George Herbert, Love

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Create in me a pure heart, O God,

and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me from your presence

or take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation

and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me

Psalm 51, 10 – 12

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This is the day which the LORD has made;

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118, 24

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You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;

you are my God; I will extol you.

29 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 118, 28 – 29

 

 

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