“What if I receive communion today as if…?”

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“What if I receive…?” Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC

Litany based on John 6:35-40

 

What if I receive communion today as if…

 

For the first time…

 

I was truly hungry for your love…

I could be open to your forgiveness…

I was quiet enough to listen to you…

I could be still enough to encounter you…

I wanted to remain in the love you promise…

I could encounter the Bread of Life…

I could sip the miracle of your presence…

I was open to being led…

I could embrace your mercy…

I could love you…

I was ready to be changed…

I could not live without you…

 

Your Kingdom was already here…

Your love and mercy would fill me…

Your hope for our world is tasted…

Your peace would be manifest…

Your tenderness would show us how to live…

Your simple presence would be accepted…

Your compassion would be shared with the forgotten…

Your call would be heard by the self-reliant…

Your Body and Blood would become our only hope…

 

On behalf of all people in poverty…

On behalf of all injustice…

On behalf of all who grieve…

On behalf of all who hate and divide…

On behalf of all sinners…

On behalf of all who thirst for holiness…

On behalf of the deaf and blind…

On behalf of all who ache for harmony and hope…

On behalf of the tired and jobless…

On behalf of the widow and orphan…

On behalf of teens struggling with sexual identity…

On behalf of the naked and immigrant…

On behalf of all trapped in sex trafficking…

On behalf of all prisoners and addicts…

 

For the last time…

 

 

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