John 6 Eucharistic Prayer

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Presider:

               Holy, mighty, and gracious Lord, we thank You for providing for Your people from the beginning giving Adam and Eve a garden for food and life, providing manna and quail for Your people in the wilderness, preparing Elijah for his journey to fulfill Your holy calling, using Your servant Elisha to multiply barley and corn so that others might survive famine, and calling all people through Your holy Wisdom to new life in You.

               Yet we, your people, turn from You, working for the food that perishes, seeking after signs, looking to fill our appetites, making that which appeases us our king.

               So at the right time You sent your Son, who calls us to eat of the true bread from heaven, Jesus Himself, who, in the night in which He was betrayed, took bread, and gave thanks broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

               Again, after supper, He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

               In grace, love, and mercy, Jesus calls to us, "Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.”

Congregation

               It is the LORD our God who brought us and our ancestors up out of the house of slavery, and who has done great signs in our sight. God will protect us along the way. 

Presider:

               Send Your Holy Spirit that we may receive the abundant life of Christ, given to us in Your gifts of bread and wine, and uniting us with all Your saints of every time and every place, for as Christ promised, all those who eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood have eternal life.

               And so, through Him, with Him, and in Him, all glory and honor is Yours, almighty Father, with the Holy Spirit, in Your holy church, both now and forever.

Congregation:

               Amen.

Here's an invitation to Communion to go along with the above Eucharistic Prayer:

Presider:

               Jesus says, “Come eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight."