Harvest Festival Confession and Eucharistic Preface

2014.09.29

Okay, so this is probably a bit late for some of you, but for those whose Harvest Festivals are still coming up, here's a confession and Eucharistic Preface I wrote - feel free to use them!

CONFESSION:

Creator God, you made humankind in your image, and gave us the earth to care for. We have not cared for your creation.

All   Forgive us, pardon us, allow us to atone.

With our greed and selfishness, we have hurt your earth and its people.

All   Forgive us, pardon us, allow us to atone

We do not share what we have with those who do not have enough.

All   Forgive us, pardon us, allow us to atone

You put your trust in us, and we have failed to be worthy of it.

All   Forgive us, pardon us, allow us to atone

 

EUCHARISTIC PREFACE:

And now we give you thanks
because you have given us the fruits of the earth
to feed and sustain us,
and in commanding us to keep this holy Eucharist,
you sanctified the grain of the field and the fruit of the vine,
making it the bread of life and the cup of salvation.
You have gathered us, old and young, rich and poor, male and female,
as a harvest people, and called us to share our gifts to your glory.

Therefore, joining our voices with angels and archangels, we sing:

 

Related product: Our Lord's Prayer plate - Fairtrade, and only £16.99 - is perfect for a Harvest Eucharist.