Preparing for Holy Communion

Q: How can I prepare to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion?

A: “…That person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: ‘Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.’” (Luther’s Small Catechism)

To aid your preparation, Lutheran Service Book provides “Christian Questions with Their Answers” (pp. 329-330) for those who wish to go to the Sacrament. God’s rich gifts are given again today in Word and Sacrament as He forgives our sins, strengthens us in faith, and empowers us to respond to His love with our actions and lives.