Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hāhi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tīreni, ki Ngā Moutere o te Moana Nui a Kiwa

A Eucharistic Prayer in the Wesleyan Spirit

Eucharistic Prayer in the Wesleyan Spirit

The Lord is here

God’s Spirit is with us

Lift up your hearts

We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is our joy to give God thanks and praise.

It is by grace that we have known you

O God of this and every age.

In mercy you heard the cry

of your enslaved people

and reached out to deliver them.

In lovingkindness you offered a covenant

to bind yourself in faithfulness

to the fragile Hebrew community.

When they chose their own path

you sent prophets to speak your word

and reveal your heart of love.

With generations before us we say

Holy, holy, holy, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory;

hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;

Hosanna in the highest.

Through grace, in the fullness of time,

you sent your Son to be our Saviour.

Born of Mary, nurtured by rabbis,

he came to love your law

and embrace your prophets.

We rejoice to sing your praise that

in Jesus, your covenant

is opened to all peoples.

By his life, death and resurrection

you restore your image within us

and give us a share in your new creation.

On the night he offered up his life

Jesus took bread, and after blessing it

he broke it, gave it to his disciples,

and said, “Take, eat: this is my body

which is given for you;

do this to remember me.”

Then he took the cup, and after giving thanks,

he gave it to them saying,

“Drink from it, all of you:

for this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is poured out for many

for the forgiveness of sins.”

We remember Christ’s death:

we proclaim his resurrection;

we await Christ’s coming in glory.

By grace, you enable us to grow

in holiness in Christ’s community.

Through prayer, your Spirit

opens our hearts to this world

in all its promise and pain,

and to your heart of suffering love.

Give us an assurance to live your gospel

of healing and hope.

Come Spirit of God

transform this bread and wine

and our broken lives

to reveal the unity of the Body of Christ. Amen.

The bread which we break

is a sharing in the Body of Christ.

The cup of blessing for which we give thanks

is a sharing in the blood of Christ.

Behold the Lamb of God

who takes away the sin of the world.

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