Friday, November 27, 2009

Day of Thanksgiving


The Lord is here,
His Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  

It is right to give thanks and praise.
It is indeed right.
It is our duty and our joy,
At all times and in all places,
To give you thanks and praise,
Holy Father, heavenly King,
Almighty and eternal God,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For he is our great high priest,
Who has loosed us from our sins
And has made us to be a royal priesthood to you,
Our God and Father. 

Therefore with angels and archangels,
And with all the company of heaven,
[With all your Saints, on earth and in heaven,]
We proclaim your great and glorious name,
For ever praising you and saying: 

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.  

Christ has died;
Christ is risen;
Christ will come again.
 

Therefore, Lord and heavenly Father,
In remembrance of the precious death and passion,
The mighty resurrection and glorious ascension
Of your dear Son Jesus Christ,
We offer you through him
This our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. 
 Grant that by his merits and death,
And through faith in his blood,
We and all your Church may receive forgiveness of our sins
And all other benefits of his passion.

Although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins,
To offer you any sacrifice,
Yet we pray that you will accept this,
The duty and service that we owe.

Do not weigh our merits, but pardon our offences
With your grace and heavenly blessing;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
By whom, and with whom, and in whom,
In the unity of the Holy Spirit,
All honour and glory be yours, almighty Father
For ever and ever.

In the Name of the Father
And of the Son
And of the Holy Spirit
Amen. 

Taken with some changes from the Book of Common Prayer
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.