Pulpit Notes: A Prayer in Preparation for Communion

O God, in times of trouble, You are our shelter and our strength.

When we shrink in fear, when the earth shakes in violence and conflict, You offer peace. When we hunger for nourishment and cry out for what the world can never provide, nor human endeavor produce, You offer the bread of life and the cup of salvation that satiates our every need. We recognize in the act of communion, with You and neighbor, the mystery of the incarnation that compels us to enter the world to be broken, to be poured, to become the body and sacrificial presence of Christ, that all may come to faith in Him.  Amen.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps
Senior Pastor