Holy Communion

    Prayer G  
     
    The Lord be with you     (or)      The Lord is here.
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  and also with you.                    His Spirit is with us.
     
    Lift up your hearts.
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  We lift them to the Lord.
     
    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
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  It is right to give thanks and praise.
     
    Blessed are you, Lord God,
    our light and our salvation;
    to you be glory and praise for ever.
     
    From the beginning you have created all things
    and all your works echo the silent music of your praise.
    In the fullness of time you made us in your image,
    the crown of all creation.
     
    You give us breath and speech, that with angels and archangels
    and all the powers of heaven
    we may find a voice to sing your praise:
     
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  Holy, holy, holy Lord,
    God of power and might,
    heaven and earth are full of your glory.
    Hosanna in the highest.
    [Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Hosanna in the highest.]
     
    How wonderful the work of your hands, O Lord.
    As a mother tenderly gathers her children,
    you embraced a people as your own.
    When they turned away and rebelled
    your love remained steadfast.
     
    From them you raised up Jesus our Saviour, born of Mary,
    to be the living bread,
    in whom all our hungers are satisfied.
     
    He offered his life for sinners,
    and with a love stronger than death
    he opened wide his arms on the cross.
     
    On the night before he died,
    he came to supper with his friends
    and, taking bread, he gave you thanks.
    He broke it and gave it to them, saying:
    Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
    do this in remembrance of me.
     
    At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine,
    he gave you thanks, and said:
    Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,
    which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
    Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
     
    One of these four acclamations is used
     
    [Great is the mystery of faith:]
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  Christ has died:
    Christ is risen:
    Christ will come again.
     
    (or)
     
    [Praise to you, Lord Jesus:]
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  Dying you destroyed our death,
    rising you restored our life:
    Lord Jesus, come in glory.
     
    (or)
     
    [Christ is the bread of life:]
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  When we eat this bread and drink this cup
    we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,
    until you come in glory.
     
    (or)
     
    [Jesus Christ is Lord:]
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  Lord, by your cross and resurrection
    you have set us free.
    You are the Saviour of the world.
     
    Father, we plead with confidence
    his sacrifice made once for all upon the cross;
    we remember his dying and rising in glory,
    and we rejoice that he intercedes for us at your right hand.
     
    Pour out your Holy Spirit as we bring before you
    these gifts of your creation;
    may they be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.
     
    As we eat and drink these holy things in your presence,
    form us in the likeness of Christ,
    and build us into a living temple to your glory.
     
    [Remember, Lord, your Church in every land.
    Reveal her unity, guard her faith,
    and preserve her in peace …]
     
    Bring us at the last with [N and] all the saints
    to the vision of that eternal splendour
    for which you have created us;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    by whom, with whom, and in whom,
    with all who stand before you in earth and heaven,
    we worship you, Father almighty, in songs of everlasting praise:
     
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  Blessing and honour and glory and power
    be yours for ever and ever.
    Amen.
     
    The service continues with the Lord's Prayer.