Daily Lenten Devotion Monday, March 31

Monday, March 31, 2014 – Psalm 119:73-80; Genesis 49:1-28; 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 and Mark 7:24-37

Well I checked the long range forecast and it looks like this coming Sunday we will have worship. I say this because from last January on the first Sunday of the month has had snow in the forecast and we cancelled church 2 out of 3 times. This first Sunday of the month looks to be nice. Probably mid 50’s during worship and dry.

Being the first Sunday of the month we who gather for worship at Community Presbyterian church will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion. For those in other churches or traditions you may be receiving the sacrament as well.

1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 – 16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? 17Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. …

What does it mean to you to share in the blood of Christ? What does it mean to share in the body of Christ?

For me to share in the blood and body of Christ means that in and through his sacrifice my sins are forgiven and I am given new life. This calls me to share this gift with others and celebrate how all who trust and believe in Christ are one in him.

Use this day and the days of this week to prepare to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. The sacrament through which we remember our Lord until he comes again.

O Lord Christ thanks for the gift of this special meal, this sacrament that unites us with you and one another. Even now may I begin preparing myself to celebrate this sacrament and also receive this sacrament anew on Sunday. Lord, prepare my heart, mind and soul for the receiving of the cup of blessing and the bread your body broken for me, for us. Amen.

Psalm 119:73-80 – 73  Your hands have made and fashioned me;
give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.

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