A Prayer of
Lord, be with us and lift up our hearts. We give you thanks, O Lord our God, for you are the eternal and ever-living God.
It is right to bless your name and to worship you in every place where your glory abides, for you laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens are the work of your hands. They shall perish, but you shall endure, for you are always ascending in glory throughout all eternity.
You made us in your image and called us to be your people. But we turned from you, and sin came into our lives and brought death into our lives. Still you loved us and sought us. In Christ your grace defeated death and opened the way to eternal life.
Therefore, we praise you, joining our voice with choirs of angels, and with all the faithful of every time and place, who forever sing to the glory of your name:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Holy God, in your mercy you sent the One in whom your fullness dwells, your only-begotten, to be for us the way, the truth, and the life. In Jesus, born of Mary, your Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.
We praise you for your great power and mercy at work in Christ. By his death on the cross, our sins are forgiven. In rising from the grave, he won for us victory over death. We praise you that Christ, who is life itself, now reigns with you in glory, making intercession for us.
Gracious Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit on us that we may know the presence of Christ and be made one with him, and be made one with all who come to him.
Remember our family and friends. Bless them and watch over them. Be gracious to them and give them peace.
Remember the sick and the suffering, the aged and the dying. Encourage them and give them hope.
Remember your church. Unite your people in the truth of your Word. Empower us in ministry to the world.
Keep us in communion with all the faithful from every time and place, until we rejoice together in your eternal realm.
We remember with thanksgiving all those dear to us, whom you have called from this life. We are grateful that for them death is no more, nor is there sorrow, crying, or pain.
Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, Almighty God now and forever. Amen.
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