After the Holy Communion

We thank you, O God and Father of Jesus our Savior,
for your holy name,
which you have made to dwell among us;
and that knowledge
of faith, love, and immortality which you have given us
through your Son Jesus.
O Almighty Lord,
God of the universe,
by your Son
you have created the world,
and all that is in it.
You have planted your law in our souls,
and prepared things to provide for our needs.
O God of our holy and blameless fathers,
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob,
your faithful servants,
God powerful, faithful and true,
you are faithful to all your promises.
You sent Jesus your Christ to live with men on earth as a man,
when he was God the Word,
and man to take away error by the roots.
For his sake, remember this, your holy Church,
which you have purchased with the precious blood of your Christ,
and deliver it from all evil,
and perfect it in your love and your truth,
and gather us all together into your kingdom which you have prepared.
Let this your kingdom come. Amen.

Source: Apostolic Constitutions

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953



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