From my walk with God, I have always believed in partaking of God’s mercy and forgiveness through communion. I have always read the book of Psalms while administering the Holy Communion in church; recently, I shared some Psalms that talk about communion with members of our Christian online forum.
It turned out to be an insightful discussion. I later decided to put the discussion in writing to reach a wider audience.
6 Best Psalms to read for Holy Communion
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning?”
The verse reminds us of the words Jesus mentioned while on the cross; it reveals about how it felt when our sins were being washed away.
Use this verse during Holy Communion to remind you of what God did in Calvary. You can use it while administering the Holy Communion to remind the people of God about the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.
“But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.”
In this verse, the Psalmist reminds us of the joy salvation brings. As we participate in partaking in the Holy Communion we can use this verse to remember the freedom Jesus Christ bought for us through His sacrifice; read the verse to affirm what salvation brings during communion.
“But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.”
The psalmist in this verse is asking for deliverance. Use the Psalm to ask God for deliverance during Communion.
“I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the Lord.”
This Psalm points to us how we should call upon the name of God while holding onto the cup of salvation. Use this verse during Holy Communion to declare God’s salvation and to ask God to listen to your prayers.
“We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.”
In this verse, the Psalmist reminds us about the deeds of God and how we should carry them forward to the next generation.
Use this Psalm during communion as a reminder of God’s deeds and to encourage the incoming generation of God’s favour; to remind them of God’s deeds.
Let the people use this verse as a constant reminder of God’s work.
“Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.”
The Psalmist in this verse talks about the one who forgives all our sins. You can use this Psalm to emphasize the meaning of Holy Communion; use the Psalm to highlight what communion fulfils in our lives.
What does the book of Psalms say about the Holy Communion?
Holy Communion is partaken as a remembrance of what Jesus Christ did on the cross; it reminds us about the mercy of God and the remission of our sins.
The book of Psalms is loaded with instances in which God has awarded us salvation by sacrificing His only son. The book of Psalms emphasizes on the freedom we get by partaking the communion and the healing that comes with it.
Psalm 22:1-31 shows how the son of man endured the cross for the sake of our salvation; therefore the book of Psalms roots us back to salvation through faith and encourages us to constantly remember this through partaking in the Holy Communion.
Can you read these Psalms on any other occasion?
Yes. You can read this Psalms on other Christian occasions. The verses talk of God’s mercy and forgiveness; therefore these verses can be used whenever you are reminding people of what God has done in our lives.
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