10. THE BUILD UP

I. If you are praying this by yourself:

Pray, with hands extended, as follows (v. slightly n-o-a):

The Lord be with me as,
amidst a cloud of witnesses,
I lift up my heart to join theirs
in thanks and praise.
It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
When first he came among us in the lowliness of human flesh,
he fulfilled the plan you formed long ago
and opened for us the way to salvation.
Now, hoping that the salvation promised us will be ours,
we watch for the day when Christ will come again in majesty and glory.
And so, with angels and archangels,
with all the heavenly host,
we proclaim your glory and join their unending chorus of praise:

(if you have a preferred musical version of the Sanctus, now would be the time to play it, or you may of course sing it yourself)

Holy, Holy, Holy,
Lord God of power and might,
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!

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II. If more than one of you are praying this together:

Pray, with hands extended, as follows:

The Lord be with you.
(response)— And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
(response)— We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
(response)— It is right to give thanks and praise.
It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
When first he came among us in the lowliness of human flesh,
he fulfilled the plan you formed long ago
and opened for us the way to salvation.
Now, hoping that the salvation promised us will be ours,
we watch for the day when Christ will come again in majesty and glory.
And so, with angels and archangels,
with all the heavenly host,
we proclaim your glory and join their unending chorus of praise:


Holy, Holy, Holy,
Lord God of power and might,
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!

☞ Now move on to the next section