You, Christian, when you go to commune, believe with all your heart and mind and soul that the One you commune with is Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, the One Begotten Son of God, Who descended from heaven on earth and made Himself man from the Holy Spirit and Virgin Mary for our salvation. It is the One Who crucified Himself, resurrected and ascended to heaven, Who sent the Holy Spirit and founded the Church and the Sacraments, one of them being the Holy Eucharist you are partaking it now. Only when you come for the Holy Eucharist with a faith like this you are as you should be before God and have hope for salvation.
But our chant doesn`t require from us only to be as we should before God, but also before people. For this reason it calls us to approach it not only with faith, but also with ardent desire. Let us approach with such an ardent and unstoppable desire to unite with Him so that before this ardent desire to be melted all the iced mountains of malice and passions, of hate and enmity and injustice as the candle melts in the heat of the summer. Feeling this desire for the Holy Eucharist let us forgive those who saddened us and harmed us and love them from the heart. If a prisoner in chains waits eagerly for the moment when his chains will be shattered and the doors of his prison will be opened so that he may breathe the air of freedom, The Christian should desire even more to unite himself with the Body and Blood of Christ Who frees us of the worst bonds of sin, of rottenness and death and makes him a partaker of the eternal life!
The Cherubic Hymn of the Holy Liturgy of the Pre sanctified gifts revealed to us great and vital meanings.
Let us meditate upon them. When we attend the Liturgy of the Pre sanctified Gifts the Angels of heaven adore God together with us and we need vigilance and prayer. The King of glory Jesus Christ Who brought Himself as a secret and flawless oblation passes before us. Thus let us approach with faith and desire to become partakers of the eternal life. Amen.
excerpt from the book The Art of Salvation, published by Evanghelismos.