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					            THE WAY TO LIFE                                         have mercy on us and forgive us,
                                                                    that we may delight in your will,
                                                                    and walk in your ways,
                                                                    to the glory of your name. Amen.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, God calls us to          A priest says,
faithful service by the proclamation of the                         Almighty God have mercy upon you,
word, and sustains us with the sacrament of the                     pardon and deliver you from all your
body and blood of Christ. [Hear now God’s word,                       sins,
and] receive this holy food from the Lord’s                         confirm and strengthen you in all
table.                                                                goodness,
That our risen Saviour may fill us with the joy                     and keep you in eternal life;
of his holy and life-giving resurrection, let us                    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
pray to the Lord.                                        People     Amen.
    Hear us, Lord of Glory!                              Minister   The peace of the Lord be always with
That isolated and persecuted churches may find                       you.
fresh strength in the Easter gospel, let us pray         People     And also with you.
to the Lord.
    Hear us, Lord of Glory!                              Minister   As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
That he may grant us humility to be subject to           All        Our Father in heaven,
one another in Christian love, let us pray to the                   hallowed be your name,
Lord.                                                               your kingdom come,
    Hear us, Lord of Glory!                                         your will be done,
That he may provide for those who lack food,                        on earth as in heaven.
work, or shelter, let us pray to the Lord.                          Give us today our daily bread.
    Hear us, Lord of Glory!                                         Forgive us our sins
That by his power wars and famine may cease                         as we forgive those who sin against
through all the earth, let us prayer to the Lord.                     us.
    Hear us, Lord of Glory!                                         Save us from the time of trial,
That he may reveal the light of his presence to                     and deliver us from evil.
the sick, the weak, and the dying, that they may                    For the kingdom, the power,
be comforted and strengthened, let us pray to                       and the glory are yours,
the Lord.                                                           now and for ever. Amen.
    Hear us, Lord of Glory.                              Minister   The gifts of God for the People of God.
That he may send the fire of the Holy Spirit             People     Thanks be to God.
upon his people, that we may bear faithful               Following the Communion, this doxology may be said…
witness to his resurrection, let us pray to the
                                                         Minister   Glory to God,
                                                         All        whose power, working in us,
    Hear us, Lord of Glory.
                                                                    Can do infinitely more
Minister   Most merciful God,                                       Than we can ask or imagine.
All        we confess that we have sinned                           Glory to God from generation to
           against you                                                generation,
           in thought, word, and deed,                              In the Church and in Christ Jesus,
           by what we have done,                                    For ever and ever. Amen
           and by what we have left undone.
                                                         Minister   Let us bless the Lord.
           We have not loved you with our
                                                         People     Thanks be to God.
             whole heart;
           we have not loved our neighbours as
           We are truly sorry and we humbly
           For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

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