Jesus tells Nicodemus that one must be born of the Spirit; born from above in order for one to enter the Realm of God. Part of being born of the Spirit is having that Spirit within us, the Spirit of Christ who is our host here at the Table.
We come to this table because we are all called by Jesus to do so. We come to this table to learn about Jesus and become more like Jesus; with Jesus' Spirit within us. We come to this table to remember the one who brought us this Spirit and who showed us what a life lived according to the Spirit would be.
Let us pray.
God, whose Spirit calls us here, we are thankful that you gave us Jesus to show us how to live according to your Spirit. We thank you for this bread and this cup that show that he was willing to give even his own life that we might know you. Now, as we take this bread and cup within us, fill us also with your Spirit that we might also live by it in our daily lives.
In the name of Jesus, our Christ, AMEN