RTF version

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 him thanks and praise.

Where there is an Alternative Preface, it replaces the text between the Opening Dialogue and the Sanctus. [Some examples are given in the appendix.]
Father, it is right and good
to give you thanks and praise
through Jesus Christ, our living Lord.
From you comes life
and all that is good is your gift to us.
Through your powerful Word you made all things
and your arms of love sustain the universe.
[a minister Lord, for life, we praise you!]
You made us to walk with you,
to love you and each other,
but then we turned away and chose the path of sin.
Reaching out with a father's love
you sent your Son to call us back to you.
[a minister Lord, for your love, we praise you!]
He preached good news to the poor,
proclaimed release to the captives
and gave the blind their sight;
then stretching wide his arms upon the cross he died,
the perfect sacrifice for sin.
[a minister Lord, for your Son, we praise you!]
But neither death nor grave could hold your Son,
and, rising to new life,
he opened wide the gate of heaven to all who follow him.
Any proper preface is inserted here.
And so we gladly thank you,
with saints and angels praising you, and saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

[Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.]

We praise and bless you,
loving Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord;
and as we obey his command,
send your Holy Spirit on us and on these gifts
that broken bread and wine out-poured
may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.

On the night before he died he had supper with his friends,
and taking bread, he praised you.
He broke the bread, shared it with them and said:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.

When supper was ended he took a cup of wine.
Again he gave you thanks, shared it and said:
Drink this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.

So, Father, as we remember all that Jesus did,
we plead with confidence his sacrifice
made once for all upon the cross.
We set before you the bread of life and the cup of salvation.
We proclaim his death and resurrection until he comes in glory.

a minister Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

Lord of all life,
help us to work together for that day
when your justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth,
and your kingdom comes.

Look with favour on your people,
gather us in your loving arms
and bring us with (N.N. and) all the saints
to be with you for ever at your table in heaven.

Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours,
O loving Father, for ever and ever. Amen.

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