Responsive Eucharistic Prayer

Deepening Spirituality
Image of a broken loaf of bread and a cup of wine
John Schofield

John Schofield is a former Chair of St Mark’s CRC, and past Principal of an Anglican Ministry Training Scheme. In this article he offers us a eucharistic prayer that is suitable for all age worship.


Responsive Eucharistic Prayer

suitable for use at All Age Worship


May God be with you:                 

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts:

We lift them to God.

Let us give thanks to our gracious God:

It is right to give thanks and praise.


God, you are good:

We thank you.

God, you have made the world for us all to enjoy:

We thank you.

God you have called us to live together in one world:

We thank you.

God, you have created each one of us to know you and love you:

We thank you.

God, even when we have turned away from you and one another,

you do not turn away from us:

We thank you.

God, you have given us Jesus to show us how we should live:

We thank you.


So with all your people throughout time, we give you praise:


Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of truth and love.

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.


Jesus showed us what it means to love:

He gave his life for us on the cross.

Jesus shares his life with us:

When we break bread together.

In the Upper Room Jesus took a loaf of bread:

He gave you thanks, broke it and shared it.

He said ‘This is my body, given for you.’

We eat it, remembering him.

Then he took a cup of wine, and gave you thanks:

He passed it round and shared it.

He said ‘This is the cup of the new relationship with God.’

We drink it, remembering him.


Blessed is Jesus, the Bread of Life:

Dying you destroyed death,

Rising you restored life,

Come to us, Lord Jesus.


Gracious God

send your Holy Spirit on these gifts of bread and wine:

As we receive them

unite us in the body of your son.

Gracious God,

send your Holy Spirit on your people:

Renew us with your love.

Help us to work for the coming of your kingdom:

And shape us every day

to grow like Jesus,

Who, with you, Creator, and you, Holy Spirit,

we worship and adore, true and living God,

for ever and ever,




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