15. Eucharistic Prayer: Psalm 72

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The Litany

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
Assembly: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.
Assembly: We lift them up to the Lord.
Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
Assembly: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

The Preface Prayer

The Celebrant: It is a good and joyful thing for us to always and everywhere honor you our God and praise you. You are our God, and we will glorify you. Give thanks to LORD; for he is good, and his mercy endures forever. Therefore we praise him forever singing/saying this hymn to proclaim the glory of his name:

The Sanctus Hymn

Opening Reflection

The Celebrant: O God, give to your Son, who is our King, your judgments and your righteousness. Thus he shall judge your people with righteousness and your poor with justice. With fairness and equality, he shall judge those who live in poverty, save the children of the needy, and be victorious over anyone who oppresses humanity. During his days the righteous shall flourish; and as long as the moon endures, an abundance of peace. And he shall also have dominion throughout the earth.

The Prayer of Consecration

The Celebrant: The Word of God told his disciples, where two or more are gathered together in his name, he will be in the midst of them.

Come Holy Spirit of Christ, bless these gifts with your presence and be in our midst through them. Most Holy God, we are thankful for these gifts, because everything you have created is to be received with thanksgiving by them who believe and know the truth. For everything created by you is good, if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer. Amen. Come Lord Jesus.

The Remembrance

The Celebrant extends the hands and then says:

On the night of his last Passover with his disciples, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; (take hold and raise a little) and when he had given thanks to God, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, take and eat.
This is his body, which is given for us, we do this in memory of his sacrifice.

The Celebrant elevates the plate. Then the Celebrant returns the plate to its place on the linen and offers a sign of respect.

After the meal Jesus took a cup of wine; (take hold and raise a little) and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, drink this all of you.
This is his blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for us and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever we drink it, we do it in memory of him.

The Celebrant elevates the cup. Then the Celebrant returns the cup to its place on the linen and offers a sign of respect.

After the Remembrance a brief silence, then the Celebrant extends both hands and says:

For as often we eat this bread, and drink this cup; we do present the life and death of the Lord until he comes again. Therefore, may we present ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, which is our reasonable service.

The Concluding Reflection

The Celebrant: O God, give to your Son, who is our King of Peace, your judgments and your righteousness. All those who govern the nations shall bow down before him; all nations shall serve him.

He shall deliver the needy and the poor when they cry; he will assist those who do not have an advocate; he shall be merciful to the poor, he shall save the souls of those in need and redeem their life from all deceit and harm; and in his sight the life of these shall be precious.

Our King shall live, and to him shall be given the [wealth of all nations]; prayers shall also be made to him continually; and daily he shall be given praise.

His name shall endure forever and his name shall continue as long as the sun is bright. Mankind shall be blessed through him and he shall be called blessed by all nations.

Blessed be LORD God, the God of Israel and of all nations, who only does wonderful things. And blessed be his glorious name forever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen.

The Doxology

The Celebrant:
The Bread of the Presence and the Cup of Salvation.
By him, and with, and in him,
are all things:
to whom be glory forever.

The Great Amen Hymn

[1] Assembly: Amen.
[2] Assembly: Amen, Amen, Amen.
[3] A version of the Amen Hymn from a hymnal.

The liturgy now continues with the Lord’s Prayer.

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The Sanctus Hymn: One of the following Sanctus Hymns or a very similar one is now sung or recited.

Option 1: The Sanctus Hymn. This liturgical hymn can be found in Anglican Hymnals, Catholic Missals, Lutheran books of worship, and Methodist books of worships.

Option 2: The Sanctus Hymn. Franz Schubert.

Option 3: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty. Reginald Heber, 1826.

Option 4: We Sing Holy, Holy, Holy. Words and Music by Cheryl Lundberg & Cristy Lundberg Performed by Matt Lowery & Fresh Fire

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Developed and Written by Dave Pflueger March 2005 © copyrighted by Pflueger

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