Missals have been used for centuries as resources for ministers who direct times of prayer and worship. This is an example of a responsive prayer found in a missal that dates back to the 8th century.
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is good and right.
It is truly good, right, and salutary for us to give thanks to you always and everywhere, holy Lord, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord; with your only Son and the Holy Spirit you are one immortal God, incorruptible and unchangeable God, invisible and faithful God, wonderful and praiseworthy God, honorable and mighty God, most high and magnificent God, living and true God, wise and powerful God, holy and glorious God, great and good God, awesome and peaceful God, beautiful and righteous God, pure and benevolent God, blessed and just God, pious and holy God, not one singular person, but one Trinity of substance.
We believe you. We bless you. We adore you. We praise your name forever and ever through him who is the salvation of the world, through him who is the life of humanity, through him who is the resurrection of the dead.
Through him the angels praise your majesty, the dominions adore, the powers of the highest heaven tremble, the virtues of the blessed seraphim rejoice together. We pray, grant that we may join our voices with theirs, confessing you and saying:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth. 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.
Blessed is he who came down from heaven that he might live on the earth, be made fully human, and give his flesh as a sacrificial victim, and by his passion give eternal life to those who believe.
Throughout This Day: Continue to worship God as you go from task to task, reflecting on his amazing, eternal, infinite attributes.
A Collection of Prayers
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