Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Encountering Jesus

this is thy feast,
prepared by thy longing,
spread at thy command,
attended at thine invitation,
blessed by thine own Word,
distributed by thine own hand,
the undying memorial of thy Sacrifice upon the Cross,
the full gift of thine everlasting love,
and its perpetuation till time shall end.

Lord, this is Bread of heaven,
Bread of life that, whoso eateth, never shall hunger more.
And this the Cup of pardon,
healing, gladness, strength,
that, whoso drinketh, thirsteth not again.

So may we come, O Lord, to thy Table;
Lord Jesus, come to us.

Eric Milner-White (1884–1963)