Prayer after Holy Communion

Father, in celebrating this Eucharist together,
we have shared faith in the resurrection of Christ.
We have pledged ourselves to live the commandment of love,
and sought pardon at the fountain of forgiveness.

Sustain us, Lord, with the food of life
as we go upon our way.
May the Bread of Heaven be our strength
may the broken Body
of Christ bring us healing;
May the spirit of the Risen Christ renew our youthful generosity;
may the Sacred Heart of Jesus give us compassion;
may the crucified Christ of Calvary help us bear our daily burden.

A blessing, Lord, on your people:
- a blessing on all at this Eucharist;
- a blessing on the neighbours and friends;
- a blessing on the enemy, Lord, as you bid us pray;
- a blessing on the sick and the fearful, the weary and the ageing;
- a blessing from the Heart of Christ on those who forgive;
- and life eternal to our dead and the dead of our community, and our nation, and all who have walked with you since time began.

We make our prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen.