On that last night before his arrest and crucifixion, John tells us that he prayed that all of us would be one. In our Acts passage for today, we see that happening: Day by day, as they spent much time together... they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts." As we gather at the table and break bread and drink together, let us pray that we can be one, even as these first Christians were one.
Let us pray.
God who brings us all together,
We thank you for Jesus, who is our host at this meal and the head of our body. We thank you for your great love which he gave his life to show to us and we thank you for these symbols which remind us of all he gave. As we take the bread and cup, fill us again with your Spirit, that we may truly come together as one and show the world through our love for each other, the love you have for all.
In the name of Jesus, our risen host,