A prayer to prepare for taking Communion

Here’s a helpful prayer to pray before taking Holy Communion:

Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly thank you that you did choose bread and wine to be the emblems of your sacred body and blood, given on the cross for the sins of the world and that you did command us to remember you.  As we prepare to take Communion, please deepen our repentance, strengthen our faith, and increase our love for our Christian family in the church so that, eating and drinking in remembrance of your sacrifice, we may truly feed on you in our hearts with thanksgiving, for the sake of your great and worthy name.

(Book of Common Prayer)