Eucharistic Prayer 1 (Australian Version)
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER1 Australian Version
The Lord be with you
And also with you
Lift up your hearts
We lift them up to the Lord
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give him thanks and praise
Blessed are you strong and faithful God,
all your works, the height and depth
echo the silent music of your praise.
In the beginning your Word summoned light,
night withdrew and creation dawned.
As ages passed unseen water gathered on the face of the earth
and life appeared
When the time at last had ripened,
and the earth grown full in abundunce,
You created in your image woman and man
the crown of all creation.
You gave us breath and speech
that all creation might find a voice to sing your praise,
so now with all the powers in heaven and earth
we chant the ageless hymn of your glory:
All Holy God how wonderful the works of your hands.
You restored the beauty of your image when sin had scarred the world.
As a mother tenderly gathers her children
You embraced a people as your own
and filled them with a longing for a peace that would last and a justice that would never fail.
Through countless generations
Your people hungered for the bread of freedom,
from them you raised up Jesus the living bread
in whom ancient hungers were satisfied.
He healed the sick though he himself would suffer.
He offered his life for sinners though death would hunt him down,
but with a love stronger than death
he opened wide his arms and surrendered his spirit.
Father, let your Holy Spirit move in power over us and over our earthly gifts of bread and wine
That they may become the body and blood of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
On the night before he met with death
Jesus came to the table with those he loved
He took the bread and blessed you God of Creation
He broke the bread among his disciples and said:
TAKE THIS ALL OF YOU AND EAT IT
THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU
When supper was ended, he took the cup of wine
And gave thanks to you God of Creation
He passed the cup among his disciples and said:
TAKE THIS ALL OF YOU AND DRINK FROM IT
THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING COVENANT
IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR ALL
SO THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
LET US PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF FAITH:
Father we commemorate Jesus, your Son
as we offer you this sacrifice.
Death could not bind him
for you raised him up in the spirit of holiness
and exalted him as Lord of creation.
May his coming in glory find us ever watchful in prayer,
strong in love, and faithful to the breaking of bread
Rejoicing in the Holy Spirit
Your whole church offers thanks and praise
together with …………. Our Pope and …………. Our bishop
We pray for all who are present here
and all whose lives bring hope to the world.
Lord of the living and the dead,
awaken to the undying light of pardon and peace,
those who have fallen asleep in faith
especially those who have died alone, unloved, and unmourned.
Gather them into communion with Mary, the Mother of God,
And with all your saints
Then at last will all creation be one,
And all divisions healed
And we shall join in singing your praise through your Son
THROUGH HIM, WITH HIM, IN HIM……..
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