25Apr PRAYERS OVER THE GIFTS

Prayers over the Gifts

Collection of 40 prayers, for use in Ordinary Time, as composed by the ICEL (International Committee for English in the Liturgy). These were part of an ACP file back in 2011, in PDF format. For convenience, they are here supplied also as a WORD document. If readers would find it useful to have the ICEL version of the prayers for Sunday Mass, in similar format, added to the Sunday Homily Resources, we will gladly do so, from Pentecost onward.

1
Lord, may the offering of your people be pleasing to you
and gain for us in return an increase in holiness
and the answer to our earnest prayers.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2
Lord God, make us worthy to celebrate this holy eucharist,
for as often as this sacrifice is offered in remembrance of your Son,
the work of our redemption is accomplished.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

3
In your kindness, Lord, accept our gifts and make them holy,
that they may become the sacrament of our salvation.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

4
Lord, in reverent service we place these gifts upon your altar.
Receive them into your sight and make them the sacrament of our redemption.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

5
Lord God, you have provided food and drink to sustain our earthly life;
grant, we pray, that this bread and wine may become the sacrament that gives eternal life.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

6
Lord, may this holy sacrifice cleanse us from sin,
renew us in spirit, and gain for us the eternal reward
promised to those who do your will.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

7
Lord, as we celebrate these mysteries with fitting reverence,
grant that the offering we make to the glory of your name may lead us to salvation.
We ask thisthrough Jesus Christ our Lord…

8
O God, you provide us with gifts to be offered to your name
and you accept them as a sign of our loving service.
In your mercy grant that the offering you enable us to make
may obtain for us an enduring reward.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

9
With confidence in your mercy, Lord God,
we hasten to place these gifts on your holy altar,
that your grace may cleanse us from sin
through the very sacrament by which we offer you true worship.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

10
Look kindly, Lord, upon our worship and praise,
that our offering may be acceptable to you
and cause us to grow in your love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

11
In these gifts, O Lord, you provide humankind
with the food that nourishes and the sacrament that gives us life.
Grant, we pray, that our minds and bodies
may never lack this strength and support.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

12
Accept, O Lord, this sacrifice of reconciliation and praise,
that its working may cleanse us from sin
and make our hearts a gift pleasing to you.
Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

13
O God, by means of sacramental signs
you bring about the work of redemption.
Grant that our worship at this altar
may be worthy of the mysteries we celebrate.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,

14
Lord God, let the offering we dedicate to your name
cleanse us and reshape us day by day with the new life of your kingdom.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

15
Lord, look kindly on the gifts of your Church gathered in prayer,
and grant to the faithful who will receive them an increase in holiness and grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

16
O God, you have fulfilled the many offerings of the Old Law
in the one, perfect sacrifice of the New.
Receive the gifts of your servants and bless them
as you blessed the sacrifice of Abel,
so that what each of us has offered to your honour and glory
may advance the salvation of all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

17
Lord, accept these offerings, which we have drawn from your bountiful goodness,
that by the working of your grace these sacred mysteries may sanctify our lives on earth
and lead us to the joys of life eternal.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord…

18
O Lord, sanctify these gifts;
receive them as an offering in spirit and in truth
and make of us an everlasting gift to you.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

19
Lord, accept from your Church these gifts,
which in your mercy you have given us to offer
and which by your power you transform into the sacrament of our salvation.
Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

20
Lord God, in this wonderful exchange of gifts
accept the offerings you have given us,
that we in turn may receive the gift of yourself.
We make our prayer through Jesus
Christ our Lord,

21
Lord, by the offering of Christ, made once and for all,
you adopted a people as your own;
graciously bestow on your family, the Church,
the gifts of unity and peace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

22
Lord, may this eucharistic offering bless us always with your saving grace
and accomplish in our lives the redemption that it signifies.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

23
Lord God, wellspring of peace and true worship,
let our offering come before you as fitting homage to your glory,
and let our partaking of these sacred mysteries
unite our hearts in faith.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

24
Be attentive to our prayers, O Lord,
and receive with favour these gifts of your servants,
that what each of us has offered to the glory of your name
may advance the salvation of us all.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord…

25
Take to yourself, O Lord, the gifts your people offer,
that in this holy sacrament we may enter the mystery
which we profess with devotion and faith.
Grant this in the name of Jesus, the Lord,

26
God of mercy, look with favour upon our offering,
and in this eucharist open to us the source from which all blessings flow.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord…

27
Lord God, accept the sacrifice which we celebrate at your command
and offer as a sign of our faithful service.
Through its power accomplish within us the holy work of your redemption.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

28
Lord, accept the prayers of your faithful people together with the gifts we offer,
that through these holy rites, performed with reverent hearts,
we may rise to the glory of heaven.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

29
Lord God, grant us the gift of serving at your altar
with free and generous hearts,
that your grace may cleanse us from sin
through these mysteries by which we offer you true worship.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord…

30
God of majesty, look with favour on the gifts we offer,
and grant that this expression of our service
may be directed above all to your glory.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

31
Lord God, let this sacrifice be a pure and spotless offering to you,
and let it bring to us the rich outpouring of your mercy.
Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

32
Lord God, look with favour on the sacrifice we offer,
that the passion of your Son, which we celebrate in these mysteries,
may become the pattern of our lives.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord…

33
God of majesty, may the offering we make in your sight
obtain for us the grace of true service
and win us the prize of everlasting happiness.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

34
Lord, accept these sacred gifts which you bid us consecrate to your name.
Keep us always obedient to your commands,
so that through this offering we may become worthy of your love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

35
Lord God, as we place our gifts before you
teach us to worship you in spirit and in truth.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

36
God of peace, as we bring our gifts to the altar
teach us to lay aside all that divides us and make us one in praising you.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

37
Your word, O God, has gathered us around this table of praise.
Let the thanks we give over bread and wine unite our lives to yours.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

38
Lord God, as this altar has been made ready,
so now prepare our lips to sing your praise
and our hearts to give you thanks.
Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

39
As we prepare to give thanks, O Lord, over this bread and wine,
open our hearts to proclaim your praise.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord…

40
We place before you, Creator God,
gifts that you yourself have given,
fashioned into bread and wine by human hands.
Pour out the gifts of your grace,
that our lives may be shaped and sanctified to the eternal glory of your name.
Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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