The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
We do praise you, O Lord, at all times,
and our souls boast in you.
From the beginning, you have reached down to the depths
and lifted your people into new relationship with you.
You shine your light on the world, and we are radiant with your joy.
When we cried out to you, drowning in our sins,
you heard us and came to us in Jesus Christ.
Through his life, death, and resurrection,
you have delivered your people from every trouble.
Therefore, we join with the faithful of every nation,
singing joyfully to the glory of your name:
Holy, holy, holy…
You are great and holy, O God, and blessed is our Lord Jesus.
By his grace, you have provided for all your people,
and we have all we need.
Pour out then your Holy Spirit upon these gifts of bread and cup
that we have taken from your bounty,
that as we eat and drink in Jesus’ name,
we might taste and see that the Lord is good indeed.
Let your eyes remain on your people, and listen to our prayer.
More than that, walk with us as we take refuge in you,
so we might carry your good news to the brokenhearted
and lift up those who are crushed in spirit.
Bind us to you and to all your people, now and forever,
in the name of Jesus, with whom we pray, saying together:
The Lord’s Prayer
Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids, IA
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