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,
giving thanks to the Lord our God.
It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
When sin had scattered your children afar,
you chose to gather them back to yourself
through the blood of your Son and the power of the Spirit.
Thus a people made one by the oneness of the Trinity
shines forth as your Church,
the body of Christ and the temple of the Spirit,
to the praise of your manifold wisdom.
And so we join the multitude of angels
in their joyful 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!

☞ Now move on to the next section


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.
When sin had scattered your children afar,
you chose to gather them back to yourself
through the blood of your Son and the power of the Spirit.
Thus a people made one by the oneness of the Trinity
shines forth as your Church,
the body of Christ and the temple of the Spirit,
to the praise of your manifold wisdom.
And so we join the multitude of angels
in their joyful 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