Worship Planning – Advent Eucharistic Prayer C

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A Eucharistic Prayer for Advent C

Praise to you, O Lord, our God and Father,
the Lord of hosts and the Holy One of Israel.

Your origin is from of old and your compassion and love are from everlasting.
You are our strength and our might; you are the God of our salvation.

Through Abraham and Sarah you promised to raise up children upon the face of the whole earth
who will see the salvation you have prepared
and proclaim the great deeds which you have done.

You remembered the promise you made
and brought your servant Israel out of slavery in Egypt.
When you were angry you fed them with the bread of tears
and gave them bowls of tears to drink.
But you remembered your mercy and took away the judgment against them.
You restored their fortunes, rejoicing over them with gladness,  and renewing them in your love.

You sent your messenger purify the children of Levi and to prepare the way for your Son,
the righteous Branch you caused to spring forth.
In him you fulfilled the promise you made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
He came to execute justice and righteousness and to do your will.

In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;
he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

[We proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.

We remember, therefore, his passion
and proclaim his offering of his body upon the cross once for all.
We give thanks for his resurrection from the dead
and shout for joy at his ascension to the seat of power.
We watch and wait for the day when he will come in a cloud with power and great glory
to gather the wheat into his granary and share with us the promised feast.

Send now, we pray, the gift of his Holy Spirit upon these gifts of bread and wine.

Sanctify us by that same Spirit that we may bear fruits worthy of repentance,
and have hearts unblamable in holiness before you
at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.

Amen.

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