Liturgy Alive 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time -C-

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Greetings

    The Lord Jesus is here with us.
    We are all partners with him
    if we hold on to the trust
    we had in the beginning.
    May he always be with you.
    R/ And also with you.

Introduction by the Celebrant

Penitential Act

    Let us acknowledge before the Lord
    that at times we have failed to believe fully
    in his promises and in his future.
    (pause)
    Lord Jesus, you tell us:
    Do not be afraid. Trust in me.
    Lord, have mercy. R/ Lord, have mercy.
    Jesus Christ, you ask of us
    to be always ready to open the door for you.
    Christ, have mercy. R/ Christ, have mercy.
    Lord Jesus, you expect us
    to serve you in people as your faithful servants.
    Lord, have mercy. R/ Lord, have mercy.
    Lord, let your kind forgiveness
    strengthen our faith and hope.
    Lead us to everlasting life. R/ Amen.

Opening Prayer


    Let us pray
    for trust in God's promises
    (pause)
    Lord God, unseen and yet the ground
    of all reality, of all that counts,
    we seek security and certainty,
    something we can see and hold on to.
    It is fearful for us to walk in the dark
    and confusing not to know where the road leads.
    Be truly our God in whom we trust:
    Help us to serve you faithfully in the present
    and to be ready to follow you in the future.
    Take us by the hand
    and guide us through all obstacles
    to the land of your promise.
    We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. R/ Amen.

General Intercessions

    Let us pray, with the fullest trust, to our kind and faithful God, and let us say: R/ Lord, we place all our trust in you.
    • That the Church may bring the light of faith where there is darkness and indifference, hope where there is fatalism and despair, and love where there is hatred and strife, let us pray: R/ Lord, we place all our trust in you.
    • That leaders, prophets, witnesses of faith, and all those whose task it is to keep hope alive toward a better world may be guided by the Holy Spirit, let us pray to the Lord: R/ Lord, we place all our trust in you.
    • That those who are discouraged by trials, by their troubles and fears, may keep believing and hoping in a God who brings everything to a good end, let us pray: R/ Lord, we place all our trust in you.
    • That all of us may grow in the certainty that our commitment to justice and love, and our dedicated service in everyday life are needed to make God's promises come true, let us pray: R/ Lord, we place all our trust in you.
    • That we may learn in our communities to share with one another what we have and to bear witness to our living hope, and thus prepare the return of the Lord, let us pray: R/ Lord, we place all our trust in you.
    Lord, we know that you love us and that you care for us. We trust in you, our living God for ever. R/ Amen.

Prayer over the Gifts

    Lord our God,
    here are bread and wine,
    the signs of faith and hope
    in a world not sure of where it is going.
    Accept out thanks for reassuring us
    that we need not be afraid.
    For you have set for us the table
    of your Son Jesus Christ.
    Let him give us a firm and living faith
    that makes us trust in your future
    as the fulfillment of all our hopes.
    We ask this through Christ our Lord. R/ Amen.

Introduction to the Eucharistic Prayer

    Each Eucharist is an act of faith and hope, for it is God present among us now as the pledge of our resurrection and the return of Christ in glory. Let us give thanks to the Father for it.

Invitation to the Lord's Prayer

    With Jesus our Lord
    we entrust ourselves to our Father in heaven
    and we expect all good things from him,
    and so we pray:
    R/ Our Father...

Deliver Us

    Deliver us, Lord, from every evil
    and from all fear
    to entrust ourselves to you,
    even when we are not sure
    where you lead us.
    Call us away from our certainties,
    and lead us to the land of your promise,
    through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    R/ For the kingdom...

Invitation to Communion

    This is the Lamb of God
    who takes away the sins of the world.
    Happy are those servants
    whom the Lord finds awake when he comes.
    He will give them a place at his table
    and serve them.
    R/ Lord, I am not worthy...

Prayer after Communion

    Lord our God,
    you have kept your promise:
    you have broken for us
    the bread of your Son
    and poured for us his wine of joy.
    Jesus has waited on us at his table.
    Help us to hold on to your dream
    of happiness and justice for all.
    Help us to live in faith
    and to support one another,
    as you lead us to the land of your promise,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord. R/ Amen.

Blessing

    We have watched and prayed with the Lord.
    Let us be people who wait
    for the return of the Lord,
    ready to open the door
    as soon as he comes and knocks.
    For the friend or the stranger who knocks
    is the Lord himself.
    May Almighty God bless you all,
    the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. R/ Amen.
    Let us go in peace,
    trusting in the Lord and serving one another.R/ Thanks be to God.

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