The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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,
[Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
We praise and bless you,
On the night before he died he had supper with his friends,
When supper was ended he took a cup of wine.
So, Father, as we remember all that Jesus did,
|Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Lord of all life,
Look with favour on your people,
Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,
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