Oct 24, 2011

Prayer at the Table: Proper 27A

Here’s a Eucharistic Preface for Proper 27A (November 6, 2011).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton at LaughingBird.net.

Prayer at the Table

Let us lift up our hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right to give you our thanks and praise, O God,
for your mysteries well up from ancient depths,
assuring us that we will be with you forever.

In the first of your mighty works,
you created the earth and filled it with life.
You rescued a people from slavery
and called them to choose between wisdom and foolishness,
between serving you and making their own gods.

In your child, Jesus, you have again called us to choose -
to live in readiness
for the promised return
of the one who died and rose again,
or to waste our opportunities
and squander what you have given us.
We choose to serve you,
and with hearts full of gratitude
we trust in your protection and look for the day
when at the trumpet’s sound the dead will arise
and all will be embraced in the marriage of earth and heaven.

Therefore with .....

© 2002 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net  Visit that site for other good lectionary-based worship resources.

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