Group Prayer (Suggested time: 10 min)
One of the things we observed in the passage in Acts this past week was the church participating in the breaking of bread together – a reference to the Lord’s supper or communion. At LBC we remember Christ in this way as a large body on a regular basis, but we also wanted to take a few moments and remember Christ together in the smaller atmosphere of our Life Groups.
Make sure you have the elements of communion prepared ahead of time. Ideally, you can use bread and juice, but in a pinch, other items can be used.
Invite someone to distribute the Bread.
Invite someone to read 1 Corinthians 11:23-24. Invite everyone to partake of the bread by holding up your bread and saying, “This is the Body of Christ broken for you.”
Then invite them to take a few moments to remember Jesus and thank Him privately.
Invite someone to distribute the Cup.
Invite someone else to read 1 Corinthians 11:25-26.
Invite people to go around the circle, and holding up their cup, have them tell God one thing (in one sentence) they are grateful for that He has done in their life.
“God, I am thankful for _________ in my life.”
Invite everyone to partake of the cup by holding up your cup and saying, “This is the blood of Christ shed for you.”
Invite someone to close this time in prayer.