The Preface

Setting and Music by Dan Rutledge

Eucharistic Prayer For Mass Of Reconciliation 1

Hear 'The Preface'

The priest begins the eucharistic prayer. With hands extended he sings or says:

Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks and praise.
You never cease to call us to a new and more abundant life.
God of love and mercy, you are always ready to forgive;
we are sinners, and you invite us to trust in your mercy.
Time and time again we broke you covenant,
but you did not abandon us.
Instead, through your Son, Jesus our Lord,
you bound yourself even more closely to the human family
by a bond that can never be broken.
Now is the time for your people to turn back to you
and be renewed in Christ your Son,
a time of grace and reconciliation.
You invite us to serve the family of mankind
by opening our hearts to the fullness of your Holy Spirit.
In wonder and gratitude,
we join our voices with the choirs of heaven
to proclaim the power of your love
and to sing of our salvation in Christ.

The Preface: Setting and music 2000 Dan Rutledge, London Ontario Canada
Words: I.C.E.L., Washington DC USA - Used with permission.
Music: Based on Dan Rutledge Song Book 3, 'Gathered' 2000 Dan Rutledge, London Canada

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