What is Holy Communion? There are different beliefs about it. Some Churches believe what Jesus said about it is just symbolic. Others Churches believe what He said about it, He meant it as He said it. Just an example of what I am trying to say, look at John 6:51 as an example. ‘I am the living bread which comes down from heaven: if anyone eats this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give is for the life of the world is my flesh.’
Some Church leaders keep away from verses that contradict their denominational beliefs so that the congregation don’t get to hear of these verses unless they read verses like John 6: 51 for themselves. There are so many verses that back up what Jesus said as what He says He means. For example 1 Cor. 11:27… Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup unworthy will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord.
Those who don’t believe the bread and the wine turned into the body and blood of Christ is for today, please read John Chapter 6:22 onwards. I am sure it will convince you the truth of Jesus’s words to be exactly what He meant it to be, if you ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you.
Another thing some churches don’t practise Holy Communion at all, while others practise it once a month some once a week and very few every day. I believe in doing it every day. Not only does it please God (God has told me to do it every day) but it strengthens you to tackle your trials throughout the day. I know most of us are being heavily attack by the devil, so think about it. I am sure you won’t regret doing it every day and you will see what I mean by strengthening you, if you do it with faith.
Practising Holy Communion at Home
For His blood I use raspberry cordial because it is the most convenient thing I have. I remember the first time I did Communion at home I raised the bread up to be consecrated to be the body of Jesus no trouble but when I raised up the cordial I said to God I won’t consecrated to be your blood because it is too unworthy, meaning not wine like Jesus used. The moment I said that I felt a very strong and really sad presence, because He wanted me to. So from then onwards I used cordial because I know God will accept it. I often call Jesus God, since He is God the second person, so I hope I am not confusing anybody.
Just because your Church doesn’t celebrate Communion every day, doesn’t mean you should be without. You can do it anyway you feel God’s Spirit leading you. Any prayer you feel is urgent to say, say it in Communion. The way I do it just to give you an idea is I start with a reading a Psalm that I randomly open up to, believing God has chosen it for me. Then I read about three pages of short Bible promises and then some more prayers, mostly from the Crusade of Prayer book. Just before consecrating time I read out John 6:53-58
Jesus said. ‘I tell you most solemnly if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in you. Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and I shall raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in him. As I am sent by the living Father, so whoever eats me will draw life from me. This is the bread come down from heaven not like the bread our ancestors ate. They are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.
And then some more prayers after I have eaten and drunk His Blood.
Of course you can do your own Communion anyway you like. As long as you are sincere about it. God will bless it.