By: Steve Negley

Posted: April 22, 2022

Category: Daily Devotional

Image from Madison Thomas’ confirmation stole

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.

The bread and cup remind us of the Last Supper that our Lord shared with His disciples. This event appears in all four gospels, and is also repeated by Paul in the letter to the Corinthians. Madison Thomas chose to include this image on her Confirmation stole. We are invited to be nourished in our faith as we gather at the Lord’s Table.

Prayer (from The Book of Common Worship)

Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these, your gifts of bread and wine, that the bread we break and the cup we bless may be the communion of the body and blood of Christ. By your Spirit unite us with the living Christ and with all who are baptized in his name, that we may be one in ministry in every place. As this bread is Christ’s body for us, send us out to be the body of Christ in the world. Amen.