For the Holy Communion

We thank you, our Father,
for that life which you have made known to us by Jesus your Son,
by whom you made all things,
and take care of the whole world.
You sent him to become man for our salvation.
You allowed him to suffer and to die.
You raised him up,
glorified him,
and have set him at your right hand,
and in him you have promised us the resurrection of the dead.
O Lord Almighty, eternal God,
gather together your Church from the ends of the earth into your kingdom,
as grain was once scattered,
and now has become one loaf.
Our Father,
we also thank you for the precious blood of Jesus Christ,
which was shed for us,
and for his precious body,
as himself appointed us,
“to proclaim his death.”
For through him glory is to be given to you forever. 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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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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