Book of Common Order


(c. 1514–1572)

Scottish Reformer
Service Of The Lord’s Supper

  • Confession*
  • Psalm*
  • Prayer for Illumination*
  • Scripture*
  • Sermon*
  • Intercessions*
  • Lord’s Prayer*
  • Apostles’ Creed*
  • Psalm*
  • Words of Institution
  • Long Exhortation
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • Distribution
  • Scripture
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • Psalm 103 or similar
  • Benediction
  • Dismissal

Most merciful Father, we render to you all praise, thanks, and glory, because you have granted to give to us miserable sinners so excellent a gift, and therefore, as to receive us into the fellowship and company of your dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, whom you delivered to death for us, and have given him to us, as a necessary food and nourishment to everlasting life. And now we ask you also, O heavenly Father, to grant us this request, that you never let us to become so unkind as to forget so worthy benefits, but rather imprint and fasten them sure in our hearts, that we may grow and increase daily more and more in truth faith, which continually is exercised in all manner of good works; and so much the rather, O Lord, confirm us in these perilous days and rages of Satan, that we may constantly stand and continue in the confession of the same to the advancement of your glory, which is God over all things, blessed forever. So be it.

Prayer after Lord’s Supper