Eucharistic Prayer Year A

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, the God of Jacob and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
You alone do wondrous deeds and keep your promises forever.

You founded the earth upon the seas  and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.
You love the righteous and give justice to those who are oppressed.

By the waters of the flood you swept away the wicked and saved those whom you had chosen
— Noah and his family.

Through Abraham and Sarah you promised to raise up children in every nation
who would bless your glorious name.

You prepared a way through the sea and saved your people Israel.
You prepared a way in the wilderness and ransomed your people from exile.

Through the prophets you renewed your promise and you sent your messenger,
to prepare the way for the coming of your Son,
who baptizes with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

It is he, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary,
who became a servant to show forth your truthfulness, to confirm your promises,
and to lead all nations to glorify you for your mercy;
who gave sight to the blind, made the lame to walk the deaf to hear,
cleansed lepers, raised the dead, and brought good news to the poor;

and who, in the night in which he was betrayed took bread and gave thanks;
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 sins.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup,
we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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

We remember then, his suffering and death, his resurrection from the dead,
and his ascension to the heavenly throne.
With patience and steadfast hope we await the day of his coming,
when the wolf shall live with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
when the righteous shall flourish, and there shall be an abundance of peace;
and when he shall share with us the great and promised feast.

Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus.

Send now, we pray, your Holy Spirit, upon your redeemed and holy people,
and upon these your gifts of bread and wine,
that we may bear fruit worthy of repentance,
abound in hope, be filled with all joy and peace in believing,
and receive our inheritance with all your saints in light.

Amen.  Come, Holy Spirit.

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