Monday, September 4, 2017

Season of Creation 2017 Eucharistic Prayer

Season of Creation 1A, Forest Sunday Season of Creation 2A, Land Sunday Season of Creation 3A, Wilderness/Outback Sunday Season of Creation 4A, River Sunday

Six years ago I wrote this Eucharistic Prayer for another Season of Creation Year A. Since it got quite a few hits, good stewardship and wise recycling suggests I post it again. You are welcome to use the prayer as is, or any section you desire without my permission. However, if you substantially print it in bulletin or post it online, please credit Leah Chang / www.desertspiritsfire.com.

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to God.
It is joy to offer thanks and praise!
Holy God, Mighty Lord, Breather of Life, all creation reveals your glory and magnifies your love! When your Word created the heavens and the earth, you provided everything needful for health and happiness, and called creation into covenant with yourself. You divided night from day, waters from dry land. You planted a garden and trees; a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden. With bread from heaven and water from the rock you sustained the wanderers in the exodus desert. In the land of exile you charged your people to plant gardens and cultivate crops. You sent Jesus of Nazareth, born of Mary, to live as your presence among us.

And so with the saints and angels of heaven and with all creation in every time and every place we sing:

Holy are you, God of mercy, glory and love, and blessed is Jesus your son, who lived among us in a body made from stuff of the earth.
Jesus died for the redemption of all creation,
and was raised from death for the life of the world.
He ascended to reign in justice and righteousness over everything his Word created.

With the Church in every time and every place we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Dying you destroyed our death;
Rising you restored our life;
Lord Jesus, come in glory!
On the night of betrayal and desertion, our Lord Jesus took bread; when he had given thanks, he broke it and said,
"This is my body, broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
In the same way after supper, he also took the cup, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord's death until he comes again in glory.
Come, Spirit of Holiness; come upon all creation everywhere and upon this assembly of saints;
Come, Holy Spirit; sanctify these gifts of grain and grape uniting us with all creation in every time and every place;
Come, Spirit of Life and bless our feasting at this table of reconciliation and renewal,
That baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,
in the power of the Spirit we may daily live in covenant with all creation as the gracious presence of the crucified and risen Jesus Christ.

Glory and thanks
wisdom, acclaim
dominion and righteousness be to God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
endlessly throughout eternity,
Amen!

© 2011 leah chang

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Season of Creation 4A: River Sunday

Season of Creation 4A - River

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city."
Revelation 22:1-2

Season of Creation 3A: Wilderness Sunday

Season of Creation 3A - Wilderness

"Creation itself will be set free from bondage to decay and will receive the freedom of the glory of the children of God."
Romans 8:21

Season of Creation 2A: Land Sunday

Season of Creation 2A - Land

"Just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so shall the Human One be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
Matthew 12:20

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Season of Creation 1A: Forest Sunday

Season of Creation 1A - Forest

"Out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food..."
Genesis 2:9

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Season of Creation 4B: Mountain Sunday

Season of Creation 4B, Mountain Sunday
Psalm 48:1-11

1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God,
in the mountain of his holiness.

2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts,
in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth:
thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

KJV