Lord Jesus Christ,
you promised to be with your church always,
until the end of time.
We long to experience your presence
more deeply and more intimately,
even when we cannot gather in person
as church to celebrate Eucharist.
We believe that you are present
when we gather to worship.
We believe you are present
in your ordained minister
and in your sacred word
when the Scriptures are proclaimed.
And we believe you are present
when your sacred body and blood
become our food and drink.
Our relationship with you is truly grace.
When I am not able to be physically present
at the Eucharist with the community,
help me to strengthen and deepen
my relationship with you
as I seek to encounter and serve you,
not only in prayer but all I meet,
especially in the poor and needy of our world.