Spiritual communion in Eastertide
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
To whom all hearts are open,
All desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden:
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
By the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
That we may perfectly love you,
And worthily magnify your holy name;
Through Christ our Lord.
The collect for the day
A reading and reflection
After each prayer
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer
The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said “Peace be with you”. Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia!
The peace of the Risen Christ be always with you.
And also with you.
Blessed are you Lord….
Blessed be God, blessed be God,
Blessed be God for ever. Amen (x2)
The Lord is here
His Spirit is with us
Lift up your 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
…..we praise your glorious name
Holy holy holy Lord
God of power and might
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the lord
Hosanna in the highest.
….let us proclaim the mystery of faith
Christ has died,
Christ is risen
Christ will come in glory.
…..all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lord’s prayer
Act of contrition
I love you, Lord Jesus, my love above all things, and I repent with my whole heart of having offended you. Never permit me to separate myself from you again, grant that I may love you always, and then do with me what you will. Amen.
The celebrant receives communion then all say
In union dear Lord with Christian people throughout the world and across the centuries gathered to make Eucharist, hearing your holy Word and receiving the Precious Body and Blood, I offer you praise and thanksgiving.. Even though I am exiled from tasting the Bread of Heaven and drinking the Cup of Life I pray that you will unite me with all the baptised and with your Son who gave his life for us.
Come Lord Jesus, dwell in me and send your Holy Spirit that I may be filled with your presence.
O Lord and heavenly Father, we your humble servants entirely desire your fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching you to grant, that by the merits and death of your Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in His blood, we and all your whole church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. Amen.