I Corinthians 11:23-26
23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for[g] you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Like the bread and the cup, more basic elements of grapes and wheat have filled liturgical art and vestments reminding us of the Last Supper that our Lord shared with His disciples. Paul repeated the story of this special meal with the Christians in Corinth.
Gracious God, as through our work, wheat and grapes are transformed into bread and wine, we know that through the working of Your Spirit we experience in these elements the body and blood of Christ. Help us to focus on this holy mystery, and the mystery of Your continual work in us today, through our Risen Lord Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.