Various Prayer Materials
The Evangelical Lutheran Worship Book
The Evangelical Lutheran Worship book has some beautiful – and concise – prayers for the Eucharist, such as the following:
Holy God, you alone are holy, you alone are God. The universe declares your praise: beyond the stars; beneath the sea; within each cell; with every breath.
We praise you, O God.
Generations bless your faithfulness: through the water; by night and day; across the wilderness; out of exile; into the future.
We bless you, O God.
We give you thanks for your dear Son: at the heart of human life; near to those who suffer; beside the sinner; among the poor; with us now.
We thank you, O God.
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Remembering his love for us on the way, at the table, and to the end, we proclaim the mystery of faith.
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
We pray for the gift of your Spirit: in our gathering; within this meal; among your people; throughout the world.
Blessing, praise, and thanks to you, holy God, through Christ Jesus, by your Spirit, in your church, without end.
(Taken from “Prayers for Worship”, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2006), p. 67-68.)
The Bishop’s Office has a copy of this book available to borrow, or it can be purchased from Parasource.
For more information about this or other Eucharistic prayers that are permissible in the York-Scarborough area, check out the Liturgical Standards and Resources page, or contact Sue Willoughby: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-363-6021 ext. 253.