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.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 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!
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;On the night of betrayal and desertion, our Lord Jesus took bread; when he had given thanks, he broke it and said,
Rising you restored our life;
Lord Jesus, come in glory!
"This is my body, broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me."Come, Spirit of Holiness; come upon all creation everywhere and upon this assembly of saints;
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, 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
dominion and righteousness be to God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
endlessly throughout eternity,
© 2011 leah chang