Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gratitude In Common Things

Grandpa Francis used a notecard to sketch out a short Communion prayer:

DEAR GOD, OUR FATHER, we acknowledge that YOU loved us so much that YOU sent YOUR SON to offer HIS body to the suffering of crucifixion and death for our sins. As we partake of the loaf and cup, we express our gratitude and our love. In YOUR SON'S NAME, Amen.

And then, on a small, yellow scrap of paper barely two inches square:

OUR FATHER, we come in the name of JESUS who found the deepest holiness in common things. Bless this bread and cup and those who partake, that life and sacrifice may stand revealed. We pray this in the NAME OF CHRIST. Amen.

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