Eucharistic Prayer Year B

Glory to you, O Lord, our God and Father;
you are the Lord of hosts and the Shepherd of Israel.
You are enthroned upon the cherubim
and you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens.
You created the heavens and the earth, and we are all the work of your hand.

You brought up the people of Israel from Egypt, and planted them in the land of promise.
You made a covenant with David, your chosen one, and established his throne for all generations.
When Jerusalem sinned you forgave the iniquity of your people and blotted out all their sins.
When they were scattered, you gathered them as lambs in your bosom and gently led them home.

You sent John the baptizer, a voice crying in the wilderness, to testify to the light – your holy Son.

It was your Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary,
who brought good news to the oppressed, bound up the brokenhearted,
proclaimed liberty to the captives, comforted those who mourned
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 in 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.

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 passion and death, his glorious resurrection,
and his ascension to the heavenly throne,
where he will reign forever and ever.
We watch and wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home;
and for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Anoint us, your holy people, and these gifts of bread and wine with your Holy Spirit;
clothe us with your garments of salvation and cover us with the robe of righteousness;
that we may walk in the light of your presence, rejoice daily in your name,
and be kept sound and blameless 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, in your holy church, both now and forever.