Come Lord Jesus Be Our Guest (2024)


A sermon by Pastor Augustine - Immanuel Lutheran Church


Grace mercy and peace to you from God, our Father resurrected, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, amen, froma, Luke's, John Luke's, Gospel, chapter 24, verses, 30 and 31.

When Jesus was that table with them, he took the bread and blessed to show it and gave it to them and their eyes were opened.

They recognized him and he vanished from their sight.

As far the word of God that guides our meditation.

For today.

Most of us know this prayer well come Lord Jesus, be our guest and let these gifts to us be blessed amen.

Refer to this as the common table, prayer prayer that has been handed down from generation to generation.

For probably all has there been English settlers here in this country, like many things we know well, we sometimes say this prayer on autopilot.

Don't really think about what we're saying or aim for how different what our real times be.

If we didn't forget that we had invited the Lord Jesus to be there with us how different what are the high speeds remember that jesus promised to dwell not only with us in Isreal, but with all with us all our days.

The high point of today's Gospel is a meal that Jesus had with two of his followers a meal that changed these two disciples forever.

It seems that meals don't have the same significance today is what they once had back in Jesus day.

Back then, the meal together was was honor privilege.

It was a fellowship that a common belief acceptance one another, sharing a meal meant sharing your very life with one of them with another person when the host blessed the bread, everyone who hated that bread shared in the hosts blessing.

When you shared a meal with someone, you were part of that person's family.

That might can understand why the Pharisees always made such a big stink when Jesus would have a meal with instead round at the table, with those tax collectors and prostitutes and sinners or all sorts.

By doing so, it appeared to them that well, Jesus wasn't maybe the holy man that they thought he was that maybe he's trying to make sin not such a big deal, but what they didn't understand.

What they didn't take into account was the change of heart that Jesus had proclaimed that Jesus had accomplished in the lives of these people.

They called him called sinners into his holy family and reconciled.

That was gone a great example, the change of heart that Jesus brings us is a kiyose who, after his conversation of the Lord, said to the Lord behold, half of my goods that give to the poor and, if I have thrown at anyone of anything power store For fold, Jesus always shared the good news of the kingdom of before we shared me over them.

If you call all to leave their lives of sin and to live a new life, I think life bound by the grace of God that clunked Christ and his promises and began a new life, a fellowship with Lord called them to repentance and to believe this was The standard Jesus established and it stills, and so it's the same standard we still follow as we start people the things of God before we invite them to his being to fellowship in the Lord's Supper.

The meal described in the gospel text today is very, very similar before Jesus reclined, the table with the two disciples of a man are heading to Emmaus.

He prepared their hearts by opening the scriptures to them on their journey from Jerusalem.

He spoke the word to them.

So that they would repent and believe for those two disciples had lost all their hopes and dreams.

When Christ was crucified Good Friday, they were trying to make sense out of everything that had happened, because it didn't line up with who they thought the Christ should be, and then, on top of all that they've had the news of a resurrected Jesus for the women.

Had the tomb one of the disciples then Cleophus expressed his confusion to this mysterious third person knows Jesus would join them as they want Jesus our Cleophas said regarding for Jesus.

We had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel, but it was a different kind of redemption that he was expecting, and so Christ's love and chastisem*nt and correction for those two disciples is just as useful to them as it is to us today.

Jesus says o foolish ones and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.

Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory even after his resurrection? Jesus still points to the authority and the truth of the Scriptures.

As the source kind of who, we should be a lot of what we should rely on to reveal who he is for, he says in beginning with Moses and all the prophets, Jesus interpreted to them in all the Scriptures.

The things concerning himself to shared with the kids here this was the process by which Jesus starts, putting all the puzzle pieces together and now that's it's not a picture of earthly glory, but it's a picture of divine suffering and death on the cross and victory in The empty tomb Jesus used the scriptures to show that the crucifixion was not the end of the hopes and dreams of his followers, but rather was the plan of protection.

In fact, it's the main point of God's plan of salvation for us for its own.

Look at the crucifixion that the work of redemption happens.

It's all the cross, where Christ took upon himself the wrath God that we so deserted.

If there were not a person fiction, there will be no redemption if their word of crucifixion, there could also be no resurrection for Christ or for us.

Without the death and the resurrection Jesus, we would still be guilty of our sins and doomed to an eternity in hell before Jesus explained the scriptures to the disciples.

They believe that Jesus suffering and death contradicted Jesus claimed to be the Messiah Redeemer of Israel, but now they began to understand that suffering and death were the wave God's Redemption and their hearts began to burn with a new enlightened faith, if probably took a couple of Hours forth this curtain to walk the seven miles or so from Jerusalem to Emmaus.

That would, I would imagine that the time flew by as Jesus carefully and masterfully told the scriptures and unpacked and put a holes puzzle pieces together and all too quickly.

Then the German came to an end, and so those two babe Jesus to utter them saying come Lord Jesus be our guest.

I stay with us: eat with us, have a time of peace and fellowship and life Jesus had been teaching them all along the way in row, but they still hadn't recognized him for who he was, and now this meal sacrum.

You gave him the opportunity to teach them that he is present until the eh, a new powerful way, and so Jesus took the bread and blessed it broke it and gave it to them and as he did, this, the disciples eyes were opened and they recognized him.

Could imagine their their joy their jubilation? It is Jesus here he is.

He had been walking with us the whole way.

How could we have not recognized him and then before they could say? Another word Jesus banished, came and visited her, for he had also revealed how we will participate in that Easter resurrection, joy and power invisible yet present in the breaking of the brain.


Invisible presence affected these two disciples they had to do to return to Jerusalem immediately.

Even though height was falling and the road could be dangerous, but they had to return to share their experiences with Jesus other followers, so it is with us as Jesus disciples as well.

His presence in our lives gives us a strong desire to receive more of God's gifts to study God's Word at our home with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to give us our own Emmaus experience.

If you will, as we now see and understand the work of Jesus in so many different ways, see if we're running down where we never once his on scene.

Christmas presents goes with us as we shared the gifts of his word and grace with those who do not yet know him.

The teaching of the road on the road to Emmaus assures us that the crucifixion was always part of God's plan to redeem us.

The revelation that the meal and may assures us that the Christ who died for us on the cross is now risen.

He is alive, and Jesus disappearance from the Meno shows us that crucified and living Christ was is and will always be with us until the day he brings us to be with him in her heavenly home.

So until that day, dear friends in Christ, abide in the Lord abiding His grace and invite him often to come.

Lord Jesus be our guest and live with all the gifts that he blesses us with, and these gifts be blessed amen.

Come Lord Jesus Be Our Guest (2024)


What is the prayer for the Moravian meal? ›

Moravian Blessing "Come, Lord Jesus, Our Guest To Be And Bless These Gifts Bestowed By Thee. Bless Our Loved Ones Everywhere, And Keep Them in Thy Loving Care. Amen." Created with a chalkboard appearance with white on a black background.

What is the old German prayer for dinner? ›

Herr, wir gehen zu den Essen, las uns Deiner nich vergessen; segne uns weil Du uns libst, Segne auch was Du uns gibst, Amen. Lord, as we partake of this meal, let us not forget your presence; bless us because you love us, bless also what you have given, Amen.

What is the German common table prayer? ›

It invites Jesus to join us as a guest at the table so that he might bless the food that he himself has provided. Typical statements of the prayer in German and English are: Komm, Herr Jesu; sei unser Gast; und segne, was du uns bescheret hast. Come, Lord Jesus, be our Guest; and let Thy gifts to us be blessed.

What are the words to the common table prayer? ›

Lord Jesus, come now to our meal; And bless to us, this food; Where faith is weak, dear Lord, reveal; That all You give is good. Amen. We thank the Lord for food and drink, For appetite and power to think, For loved ones dear, for home and friends, For everything the good Lord sends. Amen.

What is the very short dinner prayer? ›

Bless our Food

Bless us, O God. Bless our food and our drink. Since you redeemed us so dearly and delivered us from evil, as you gave us a share in this food so may you give us a share in eternal life.

What is the script for prayer before meals? ›

Bless, O Lord, this food we are about to eat; and we pray You, O God, that it may be good for our body and soul; and if there be any poor creature hungry or thirsty walking along the road, send them into us that we can share the food with them, just as You share your gifts with all of us.

What is the traditional Catholic dinner prayer? ›

Latin Catholic (before eating) – "Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen." (Preceded and followed by the Sign of the Cross. Also used by some German Lutherans.)

What is Luther's mealtime prayer? ›

Our Lord blessed the bread, and it fed them all, even though there was so little. Our Lord blesses the gifts He has placed on our table, and those gifts feed us. Having received our Lord's gift of food, we return to the activities of life nourished and prepared to serve those around us.

What is the classic prayer before bed? ›

I pray to you, Holy Spirit

That I know you'll always be there. Help me be kind and good and help me sleep I pray. Then sweetly wake me with the morning light and stay with me all day. Amen.

What is the most common prayer in the world? ›

The most common prayer among Christians is the "Lord's Prayer", which according to the gospel accounts (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13) is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray.

Why do Catholics pray the 3 o'clock prayer? ›

The three o'clock hour is the hour that Christ died on the cross. It was at this moment that the gates of Heaven opened up for souls, and according to the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus said that it is the hour of great mercy.

What is the 3 o'clock prayer Why do people pray it? ›

For the first time, Saint John is present. "At three o'clock the bell of the house announces the Calvary prayer. It is the signal for the rendezvous to which all the religious of Mary have pledged themselves, [to be] at the foot of the Cross with the Holy Virgin and Saint John.

What is the three word prayer in the Bible? ›

I learned to pray a new prayer: Whatever you want, Lord. Show me and I'll do it. Change me, Lord. Lord, create in me a clean heart and a right spirit before You.

What is a good grace to say? ›

Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord.” Catholics tend to use a familiar prayer when saying grace and engaging in mealtime prayers. This prayer is typically followed by the sign of the cross.

What are the three expressions of prayer? ›

2721 The Christian tradition comprises three major expressions of the life of prayer: vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplative prayer. They have in common the recollection of the heart.

What are the 3 powerful prayers? ›

These three powerful morning prayers are the prayers of thanksgiving, the Lord's Prayer, and the prayer of Jabez. Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, the Bible tells us to enter his gates with thanksgiving, and Jabez prayed to God and God granted him his request.

What is the best short prayer? ›

“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.”

How do you end a prayer? ›

They are often said as a closing prayer for church service as a benediction. Lord God, thank you for your abundant love and care for us. Thank you for forgiving our sins, even for the sins we do not realize we commit. Lord, please fill us with your wisdom and your compassion for others.

What is a short blessing prayer? ›

Short Prayers for Blessing

Father God, I ask that you bless my coming and going today. Be before me, behind me, and beside me - protect me and move me toward that which will bring me closer to you. Loving Father, bless my family with peace today.

How do you say grace for food? ›

Example: Bless this food to our bodies, Lord, and let us hold you in our hearts. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. Example: Bless us, oh Lord, and these your gifts which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord we pray, Amen.

How do you pray a short opening prayer? ›

Dear God, we give thanks to you, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for another beautiful day with our loved ones. As we conduct our day, you are forever in our hearts and thoughts. We ask for your love, guidance, and protection in everything we do. Please watch over those who mean the most to us.

What is the closing dinner prayer? ›

Almighty God, receive us in this evening hour as we offer ourselves over to You in body, soul and spirit for the blessings of this day. We thank You for those who have led us so well in this dinner/banquet. As we invoke Your blessing upon us, give us a still and quiet heart and mind.

Do Catholics have to pray before meals? ›

A common prayer to mention right before eating a meal would be to pray “O Christ God, bless the food and drink of Thy servants, for holy art Thou, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.”.

Why is the prayer before a meal called grace? ›

On the simplest level, saying grace means offering thanksgiving—grace comes from the Latin gratiarum actio, "act of thanks." To say grace before meals is, among other things, to remember that it was God, not my credit card, that provided my meal.

What is the short Lutheran prayer? ›

A prayer of Martin Luther

Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled. My Lord, fill it. I am weak in the faith; strengthen me. I am cold in love; warm me and make me fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor.

Who wrote the prayer before meal? ›

Jan Steen, Prayer Before the Meal.

What is a good prayer to say everyday? ›

Help me to keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions. And keep me from being distracted by my wants, my desires, my thoughts on how things should be. Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity, rather than a personal inconvenience.

What is the most powerful night prayer? ›

Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body; calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me.

What is the powerful morning prayer? ›

Dear Lord, This morning as I contemplate a new day, I ask you to help me. I want to be aware of your spirit—leading me in the decisions I take, the conversations I have, and the work I do. I want to be more like you, Jesus, as I relate to the people I meet today—friends or strangers.

What is the most powerful prayer ever? ›

It is called the "Jesus Prayer", and it consists simply in uttering the single word "Jesus" (or "Lord Jesus", or "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner") in any situation, at any time and place, either aloud or silently.

What is Jesus most famous prayer? ›

The Lord's Prayer

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

Which is the most beautiful prayer? ›

We pray to You and we call upon You, O Holy of Holies, that through Your mercy and compassion on us, Your Holy Spirit may come down upon us and upon these gifts here presented, to bless, sanctify, And make this bread to be the precious Body of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

What is the powerful prayer at 3pm? ›

“At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow.

What is the holy hour at 3am? ›

In the Western Christian tradition, the hour between 3:00 am and 4:00 am was considered a period of peak supernatural activity—this time is also referred to as the "Devil's hour" due to it being a mocking inversion of the time in which Jesus supposedly died, which was at 3:00 pm.

What is the holy hour of the day? ›

A Holy Hour is a devotion in which we spend one hour in prayer, dedicating that time to be with Jesus.

Does the Bible say to pray three times a day? ›

The bible tells us that David had a vow of praise unto the Lord. Seven times a day he would praise the Lord, and three times a day he would pray.

Why is it important to pray all night? ›

Night prayers are said to be ideal for asking God for blessings because it is said he is more likely to listen. “The most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night,” the Prophet said. “The most beloved prayer to Allah is the prayer of Dawud (peace and blessings be upon him).

What are the spiritual prayer times? ›

The typical schedule for the Divine Hours follows a three-hour pattern, with prayers at 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., noon, 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. In addition, there are evening prayers and morning prayers outside of these times.

What is the most powerful prayer in the Bible? ›

The most famous example—for good reason—is the Lord's Prayer (Matt 6:5–15, Luke 11:1–4), in which Jesus teaches his disciples to pray.

What is the one word prayer? ›

You can describe it as the 'practice of the presence of God'. The tradition of the “prayer of one word” grew from St Paul's plea to early Christians to “pray at all times” and to revere Jesus as often as possible.

What are God's 3 answers to prayer? ›

I've heard it said that God answers prayers in one of three ways. God says “Yes,” and you receive what you ask for. God says “No,” and you have to accept it and move on. Or God says “Not Yet,” and you learn to be patient and wait.

What is the short morning prayer? ›

Short Morning Prayer: Lord, strengthen me this morning, and surround me with your favor and kindness. Thank you that during times of difficulty and distress, you will uplift me and sustain me. Thank you for being my light and salvation. Amen.

What is a beautiful verse about grace? ›

Grace plays a vital role in salvation: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). God offers all people salvation by grace, as a gift that no one deserves, but everyone can choose to embrace because of God's love for them.

What is a prayer in simple words? ›

prayer, an act of communication by humans with the sacred or holy—God, the gods, the transcendent realm, or supernatural powers. Found in all religions in all times, prayer may be a corporate or personal act utilizing various forms and techniques.

What are examples of a simple prayer? ›

Father in heaven, I stand before You today in Your omnipotent presence to ask that You grant me strength. I want You to give me the strength to power through all of the tasks today — whether little or big. It is by Your will that I live oh Lord. And I know it is also by Your will I will not go weak today.

How do you pray without words? ›

There are 2 primary ways of praying in the church: kataphatic – prayer that uses words, images, e.g. Scripture, icons, song, worship and; apophatic – prayer that is beyond words, thoughts and images.

What is the prayer for Feast of the Assumption? ›

O Blessed Mother Assumed into Heaven, after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, we rejoice that you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in Heaven by the Holy Trinity. Lift our hearts with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity.

What is the Moravian love Feast? ›

Moravian lovefeasts are a modern version of the “agape” meals held in homes during the New Testament-early Christian era. At Home Moravian we serve coffee and a bun while singing hymns based on the theme of the service, such as mission, Christmas or Good Friday.

What is the prayer after eating the Holy Communion? ›

Lord Jesus, you are present within me now in my Holy Communion. In all your shining majesty and divinity, You come to me because of your infinite, personal love for me. Lord Jesus, I adore you, I welcome you, I worship you.

How do you pray a short closing prayer? ›

Closing Prayer for Guidance

Lord God, we come before you today humbly, acknowledging our need for you. We thank you for your never-ending patience despite our many flaws and fumbles. Lord, we ask that you guide us as we seek to live out your will in our lives.

What is a common closing prayer? ›

Thank you, Lord, for your presence with us this day. As we depart from this space now, we ask you to bless us throughout the remainder of the day and guide us safely home.

What is the prayer for the feast of our lady help of christians? ›

Grant, O Mary, Help of Christians, the graces of which we stand in need. (Mention your intentions.) May we serve Jesus with fidelity and love until death. Help us and our loved ones to attain the boundless joy of being forever with our Father in heaven.

What is the prayer for the feast of Holy Spirit? ›

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord, Amen. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

What is the prayer for Catholic feast? ›

Latin Catholic (before eating) – "Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen." (Preceded and followed by the Sign of the Cross. Also used by some German Lutherans.)

What is served at an Agape meal? ›

— You will need at least one candle, bread, and wine - the primary symbols of the Agape Meal. — The traditional meal is a simple fare of grapes, cheeses, nuts, dried figs and other fruits, olives, pita, and hummus, bread and wine, and maybe a pot of soup or a leg of lamb.

What religion is the Moravian Church? ›

Moravian church, Protestant church founded in the 18th century but tracing its origin to the Unitas Fratrum (“Unity of Brethren”) of the 15th-century Hussite movement in Bohemia and Moravia.

What does the Moravian star symbolize? ›

The stars were quickly adopted by the Moravian Church as a symbol of the birth of Jesus and represented the star of Bethlehem. Traditionally, the star is hung the first Sunday of Advent and remains up until Epiphany, January 6, or the time of the coming of the Magi.

What is the silent prayer after Communion? ›

Among Lutheran denominations, the following prayer may be said silently following the reception of the Eucharist: Almighty and everlasting God, I thank and praise you for feeding me with the life-giving body and blood of your beloved son Jesus Christ.

What is the prayer before Communion short? ›

O God, we ask you in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread and wine to the souls of all those who receive them. That they may eat and drink in remembrance of the body and blood of your Son, and witness to you, O God.

What prayer is said before Communion? ›

BEFORE RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION: I believe, O Lord, and I confess that Thou art truly the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Who camest into the world to save sinners, of whom I am first. I believe also that this is truly Thine own pure Body, and that this is truly Thine own precious Blood.

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