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Cochrane Prayer Night May 5, 2021

Fr. Matthew begins discussion of the Eucharistic Prayer itself with the sursum corda, the Lift up your hearts, which is a dialogue between priest and people. It contains three elements, the greeting emphasizing the wholeness of the assembly of God's people, the directing ourselves wholly towards God, and finally the people's assent to the offering of thanksgiving to God by the Priest on everyone's behalf, and with their participation.

He notes this section as one of the bookends of the Eucharistic Prayer emphasizing assent and participation on the part of the People.