1 COMMUNION In the same way, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, The Lord be with you. 'Drink from it, all of you. And also with you. This is my blood of the new covenant, Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. poured out for you and for many, for the forgiveness of sins. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Do this, whenever you drink it, It is right to give our thanks and praise. in remembrance of me.' God our Father, fountain of goodness, Christ has died. creator of all that is, Christ is risen. You you have made us in your own image. Christ will come again. have given us life and reason, and love for one another, And so, Lord, we obey his command setting in our hearts a hunger for you. with this bread and this cup, In darkness you are our light, by which we recall his death and resurrection, the source of our life and salvation. in adversity and temptation our strength. You bear patiently with our folly and sin, granting Grant that we, who share in this holy sacrament, may us your law to guide us be united by your Spirit and grow into perfect love. and your prophets to renew our faith. Bring us, In the fullness of time you came to us in love and with those who have done your will in every age, into the light of your presence full of grace in Jesus Christ, your living Word, mercy and the joy of your kingdom. and truth. Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, He lived among us,declaring your forgiveness in the power of the Holy Spirit, and revealing your wisdom in works of mercy and in his word of power. For us he suffered and died upon the we worship you in songs of everlasting praise. cross, by death destroying death. be Blessing and honour and glory and power You raised him from the dead yours for ever and ever. Amen. and exalted him to your right hand on high. to be Through him you sent your Holy Spirit The Bread is Broken: the life and light of your people, gathered The things of God for God's holy people. together in every time and place to glorify your Jesus Christ is holy; holy name. Jesus Christ is Lord. Glory to God the Father. With them and all the company of heaven we join in the unending hymn of praise: Jesus said: am the bread of life. Those who come to me shall not hunger Holy, holy, holy Lord, and those who believe in me shall never thirst.' Draw God of power and might, near with faith. heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Prayer after Communion Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Faithful God, with these holy gifts that Holy God, pour out your Spirit you have fed and strengthened us these gifts of bread and wine may be in Jesus Christ your Son. of your Son for us the body and blood Guide us on our way, Jesus Christ our Lord, that with all your faithful people who, on the night in which he was betrayed, we may come to share the feast took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and of your eternal kingdom; gave it to his disciples, saying, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 'Take this and eat it. This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'
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