Holy God, Holy One, Holy Three!

THE LORD be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

Holy God, holy one, holy three!

Before all this, you were God.
Outside all we know, you are God.
After all is finished, you will be God.
Archangels sound the trumpets, angels teach us to sing,
saints pull us into your presence.

And this is our song:
Holy, holy, holy Lord. . .

Holy God, holy one, holy three!

You beyond the galaxies, you under the oceans,
you inside the leaves, you pouring down rain,
you opening the flowers, you feeding the insects,
you giving us your image, you carrying us through the waters,
you holding us in the night;
your smile on Sarah and Abraham, your hand with Moses and Miriam,
your words through Deborah and Isaiah –
you lived as Jesus among us, healing, teaching, dying, rising,
inviting us all to your feast.

In the night in which he was betrayed,
our Lord Jesus took bread and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,
and gave it for all to drink, saying:
this cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Holy God, we remember your Son,
his life with the humble, his death among the wretched,
his resurrection for us all:
your wisdom our guide, your justice our strength,
your grace our path to new birth.

Christ has died…

Holy God, we beg for your Spirit.

Enliven this bread, awaken this body, pour us out for each other.
Transfigure our minds, ignite your church, nourish the life of the earth.
Make us, while many, united; make us, through broken, whole;
Make us, despite death, alive. 

And so we cry, Come, Holy Spirit: Come, Holy Spirit!
And so the church shouts, Come, Holy Spirit: Come, Holy Spirit!
And so the earth pleads, Come, Holy Spirit: Come, Holy Spirit!

You, holy God, holy one, holy three –
Our life, our mercy, our might,
Our table, our food, our server,
Our rainbow, our ark, our dove,

Our sovereign, our water, our wine,
Our light, our treasure, our tree,
Our way, our truth, our life –
You, holy God, holy one, holy three!

Blessing and honour and glory and praise…

(Gail Ramshaw, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America)