Communion Prayer

  • As I researched the Hebrew words for commune I found that several of the Hebrew words related to speech, not unlike our word communication.  When researched further I found a word that conveyed the Hebrew idea of communion but was not necessarily translated specifically as the English word communion.  What I found interesting is that the two words have the same parent root in Hebrew and only differ by their last letter.

    Dabar  H-1697 (Strong’s #)

    Dabar is a verb that means, “to speak, to commune, to say, to speak, to arrange in order, to converse.” 

    And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune (speak, converse) with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.   Exodus 25:22 KJV 

    This is a Hebrew word where the ancient form is full of imagery.  The dalet  is a pictograph of a door signifying an opening, entrance or exit.  The bet represents a tent, a dwelling, house or within.  The resh is a pictograph of a head.   Words enter within us and are perceived by the head.  The Word of God is a doorway from the house of the Head of all.  The Word brings us substance from within the Godhead.  The Word is Jesus/Yeshua, who is the door, He is our house and dwelling place and He is the Head of the body.

    In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.    John 1:1-4 

    The word davar is frequently used in scripture when referring the “the Word of the LORD.” 

    By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.     Psalm 33::6 KJV

    We commune with God in His word.   God speaks to us through His word and His word is life to us.  His Son is the living word and in Yeshua/Jesus we have communion with the Godhead.  Just as the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies and God communed, conversed, spoke to him; we can enter the Holy of Holies, the presence of God and commune and converse with God through Yeshua by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Davak  H-1692 (Strong’s #) 

    Davak is only one letter away from davar.  ( bet can be voiced as b or v sound) This word means, “to cleave, to cling, to adhere, to be joined, hold fast and pursue hard.”   It is the word in Hebrew that refers to communion with God.  This word is the same word used to describe when and husband and wife cleave to each other and become one flesh. 

    You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and to Him you shall hold fast (cleave, cling, be joined to) and take oaths in His name.   Deuteronomy 10:20

    Holy Communion in worship is our most intimate connection with our LORD.  We partake of His body and blood through the wine and the bread.   We are joined with Him in this act of worship.   Just as a husband and wife cleave to one another and become one; we are one with our Savior in this holy meal.

    In Hebrew tradition when a man sought a wife and entered her father’s house to ask for her in marriage a cup of wine was offered to the women.   If she accepted the man’s proposal she would drink of the cup of wine offered.   If she drank it, her answer was “yes” and then the man would leave to return to his father’s house to build a place for his wife.  When his father said it was time, he would return unannounced to fetch his bride.   In Holy communion I remember that when I drink of the cup and in my heart I say, “yes.”  “Yes, I will be Your bride.”   “Yes, I will cleave to You.”  “Yes, I am waiting for Your return.”   

    The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”  Revelation 22:17

    Communion Prayer

    You feed me with Yourself.

    I drink of Your substance.

    I am clothed in Your mercy.

    Go before me and behind me.

    Let my life be a living prayer.

    Let my life be one continual song of worship.

    Then I will see the mercies of my God manifested before my eyes.

    I will hear of the transformation in my ear, for You have done it!

    Let Your Word come to me.

    Reveal the treasure that has been hidden for Your bride.

    Let Your Word enter in.

    Father, I cherish Your anointing.

    I hold it like a precious vial of oil to my breast, like a child of my womb.