Communion at home is a beautiful, spiritually nourishing way to spend time together as family. It is typically a weekly ritual that occurs in the home, and involves both family members and members of the community coming together to share communion sacrament together.
It is a great way to connect with your fellow Christians and an opportunity for you all to learn about one another’s faith. Plus, it is a great chance to meet other families who practice Christianity and get involved with their local church.
Many families organize outreach events or gather together as a church community after Communion is done. These events can be elaborate or simple, depending on the family member or what they want to present.
What are intentions?
When attending a communion service, you may have certain intentions. You can tell the Lord if you are faithful in your prayer life. He will know if you are sincere in your faithfulness to him.
A sincere faith in Christ is the only thing that deserves Communion. You cannot be faithful in Christ unless you are receiving Communion.
Many people receive Communion without being sincere in their faith. They might go to church every week, but do they really believe what they say they believe? Do they really understand what they are saying when they receive Communion?
Only people who truly believe in Christ and understand what it means to be saved can receive Communion. However, since so few people actually receive this, there is need for special prayers for communion at home.
How do I establish an intention?
Before any visits to the Larger Family, you should establish a “meaning” or “intention” for each visit. This can be as small as putting away your wallet and phone before sitting down, or turning off electronic devices during quiet time.
The intention should be clear to you, and it should be changed if the situation changes. For example, if your child is having trouble with a task, then that task should be removed from the step-by-step instruction to make it more challenging.
The Larger Family will never judge you for having a “mean” intention, but if something bothers you, then that is an exception to the rule: no one will ever tell you what to feel or how to address it.
If someone in your family has a health issue, such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), then that person should have health insurance so that they can get medical care? – Yes! – If someone in your family does not have insurance, then we will find another way of treating their condition.
Which matters should my intention cover?
When offering prayers at home, it is important to be aware of the different intentions that can be used for everyday activities.
Some prayers have specific meanings that apply to specific situations, such as a Family Prayer for Thanksgiving or a Prayers for Peaceful Repose. Others ask for a specific result such as a Healing Petition or an Intervention Prayer for a loved one.
In order to use a prayer with an intended result, the person praying must first understand what they want the prayer to do and why it matters. If you are seeking an intervention in health or a healing in health, then your intervention prayer should include other people you think might need help, like your physician or another health care provider.
If you are seeking help in resolving an issue, then you should also look at whether there is someone you can contact for aid. A good first step in this direction is to pray that you may find the answers you need.
What if I forget to establish an intention?
This can be a little nerve-wracking, but it also gives you the opportunity to add another level of intimacy to your communion. You can now ask your friend to establish an intention with you so that you can both participate in this sacred experience.
Establishing an intention is a beautiful way to remember what God is trying to accomplish in your communion and in your lives together. It is when you both agree upon a time and place for communion that the importance of establishing an intention comes into play.
When one person does not want to attend communion, they can still participate by having a grace assault or prayer. If one person does not feel comfortable attending with them, then there are some nice, simple prayers that can be performed at home or on the phone with someone else.
By having these processes in place, one does not feel awkward or left out of God’s plan.
Are there any special intentions to use?
Only use communion if you are joined by someone else! It is a powerful, holy experience that only you can give.
If you are the only one in your family or group of friends, then skip it. The communion wafers contain enough Jesus to make it a powerful experience for each person who eats them.
If you are members of a church or community, then yes! You can do what the average person does- use an eye patch as a wafer. You can even go with your same-sex wedding photos as communion wafers!
Either way, both experiences of receiving God’s grace and glory through others are very deserving of our prayers.
Which saints should I ask intercession from?
Prayers for communion at home are a common way people join the Church. As the Church has many mysteries and callings, people usually do not stuck to just one for several weeks or months at a time.
All kinds of saints are available, both in scripture and from modern sources. However, some figures such as Mary, Martha, Joseph or Jesus himself are more frequently mentioned than others.
So which ones should we ask? There are a few notable ones that deserve our attention, including intercessors for our own deaths and for receiving communion after an injury or surgery.
We should also look into new saints we do not know about yet, as they may become known in the future. In the meantime, we can ask them to help us receive communion and to help us feel more comfortable with the Christian faith.
How can I improve my praying before Communion?
When you pray before Communion, you are acknowledging the Lord’s sacrifice so that you can receive His Body and Blood. You are also thanking him for sending His Son to die for you.
It is very important that you pray with clarity and intensity. You can’t thank God if you are not feeling up to it. He expects serious prayer, and if you don’t always have it, he can be angry.
You may feel like a coward to pray in front of a godly person, but God wouldn’t want anyone else to offer him real prayer because he is too weak himself. He needs people to pray in order for Him to pray!
If you need help with your prayer before Communion, maybe try asking a family member or friend to lead the prayers. Or, maybe consider joining a communion preparation group.