Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington DC, Soloist, Dr. Beecher Hicks, Jr., Pastor Emeritus, to his right, Dr. Maurice Watson, Pastor
You may use your bread and wine for this virtual communion. The prayer of consecration is included. Parts of the ritual have been omitted.
The Great Invitation: If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. Wherefore ye that do truly and earnestly repent of your sins and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God and walking from henceforth in His holy way; draw near with faith and take the Holy Sacrament to your comfort; and, devoutly kneeling, make your humble confession to Almighty God.
The General Confession: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Maker of all things. Judge of all men. We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed by thought, word, and deed, against Thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly Thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. The remembrance of them is grievous unto us. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake. Forgive us all that is past and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please Thee in newness of life to the honor and glory of Thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect for Purity: Almighty God unto Whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Prayer of Humble Access: We do not presume to come to this Thy holy table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in Thy mercifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Thy table, but Thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of Thy dear Son, Jesus Christ, and to drink His blood, that we may live and grow thereby, and that, being washed through His most precious blood, we may evermore dwell in Him and He in us. Amen.
The Prayer of Consecration: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of Thy tender mercy didst give Thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there by His oblation of Himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in His Holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of His precious death until His coming again; hear us, O merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee and grant that we, receiving these Thy creatures of bread and wine, according to Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of His death and passion; may be partakers of His most blessed body and blood Who in the same night He was betrayed, took bread and when He had given thanks He broke it, gave it to His disciples, saying, Take, eat; this is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. Likewise after supper He took the cup; and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them saying drink ye all of this for this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for you, and for many for the remission of sins; do this as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
The Blessing from Pastor Rogers
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