Chapter 33, “The Patient to be Communed” (pp. 212-213)
Walther has previously discussed communion in chapter 8. Here he adds that the pastor will need to provide the elements, be dressed in a way which indicates his office, and provide confession and absolution, Scripture and prayers. As a time of healing and reconciliation the pastor makes every effort to encourage the ill person to forgiveness and restoration of broken relationships. He will also bring comfort and encouragement to eternal life.