I was going over the communion liturgy with one of my high school students this afternoon (he’s translating parts of the service into Latin tomorrow!) and realized I needed a Prayer of Consecration. I don’t like to go off the cuff in worship, so I wrote this quickly. Use it if you can! It is appropriate for any week in Advent.
Prayer Of Consecration
(C) Sarah E. Weaver 2012
Consecrate, therefore, by your Holy Spirit, these gifts of Bread and Wine. As we approach this blessed table on the first Sunday of Advent and are nourished by these sacred elements, may we be reminded of the hope, peace, joy and love that Jesus Christ, our Emmanuel – God with us – gives to us each and every day. Amen.