What Does The Bible Say About Desire For Holy Communion?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Psalms 41:2-3 – As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God. My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?
Psalms 62:2-3 – O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways! In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: so in the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.
Psalms 72:25-26 – For what have I in heaven? and besides thee what do I desire upon earth? For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the God of my heart, and the God that is my portion for ever.
Psalms 83:2-3 – How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of host! My soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God.
Psalms 143:5 – Lord, bow down thy heavens and descend: touch the mountains and they shall smoke.
Song Of Solomon 3:4 – When I had a little passed by them, I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him: and I will not let him go, till I bring him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that bore me.
Ecclesiasticus 24:26, 29 – Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. They that eat me, shall yet hunger: and they that drink me, shall yet thirst.
Matthew 6:11 – Give us this day our daily bread;
Luke 24:29 – but they constrained him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them.