A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist for the Healing of Generations

Taken from The Book of Common Prayer (BCP), beginning on page 355

Celebrant: Blessed be God -- Father, Yahweh, Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and the Holy Spirit.
People: And blessed be His Kingdom, now and forever. We humbly ask for Jesus Christ of Nazareth to come into our hearts, Amen.

Celebrant: Almighty God, to You all hearts are open, all desires known, and from You no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You, and worthily magnify Your Holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Te Deum Laudamus BCP page 95

All: You are God: we praise You;
You are the Lord: we acclaim You; You are the eternal Father:  All creation worships You.
To You all angels, all the powers of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
"Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of Your glory."

The glorious company of apostles praise You.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise You.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise You.
Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims You;
Heavenly Father (of majesty unbounded), Your true and only Son (worthy of all worship), and the Holy Spirit (our advocate and guide).

You, Christ, are the King of Glory, the eternal Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free, You did not shun the Virgin's womb. You overcame the sting of death and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. You are seated at God's right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come and be our judge.
Come then, Lord, and help Your people, bought with the price of Your own blood, and bring us with Your saints to glory everlasting.

All: Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Let us pray.

The Collect: 9. Of the Reign of Christ BCP page 202

All: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in Thy well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth (specifically the generations of the families we bring before Thee now), divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under His most gracious rule; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Lessons BCP page 357
Old Testament: Daniel 7:9-14 (Ezekiel 34:11-16, Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalms 93)
Epistle: Revelation 19: 11-16 (Col. 1: 11-20, Rev. 21 :2-7)
The Gospel: John 18:33-36 (John 3:24-29, John 6:37-10)

(In place of the sermon, the Celebrant leads the people in The Renunciation of Occult Involvement. The Renunciation and subsequent prayer below are not derived from the Book of Common Prayer but were written specifically to take the place of the sermon in the Eucharist for the Healing of Generations.)

The Renunciation of Occult Involvement

Celebrant and people:

In the Name of Jesus Christ, I repent for and renounce any and all satanic, occult, pagan, or new age practices & advice in which I or any other member of my family line, past or present, may have been engaged. This includes, but is not limited to:

direct satanic involvement, seeking knowledge from sources other than the Holy Spirit, seeking contact with the dead, seeking power from sources other than the Holy Spirit, games connected with the occult, occult organizations and religions, and any other practices that may involve spirits of Satan.

(For those who desire a more thorough explanation of occult practices, please review and complete the Occult Sheet and if possible, study our teaching on the occult prior to participating in the Generational Eucharist.)

Celebrant and People:
I ask Jesus Christ of Nazareth to forgive me, my family members, and my ancestors for turning from Him to these evil imitations of His knowledge and power. I offer my forgiveness to any person in my family line who has indulged in these or other sinful practices. I ask Jesus to heal my ancestors, myself and my family members of any harm these practices may have caused.

As I prepare to reaffirm my baptismal vows:
I renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God.
I renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God.
I renounce all sinful desires that draw me from the love of God.
I turn to Jesus Christ of Nazareth and accept Him as my Savior.
I put my whole trust in His grace and love.
I promise to follow and obey Him as my Lord and master. Amen.

Reaffirmation of The Baptismal Covenant BCP page 304,309,310

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father?
People: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
People: I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
People: I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.

Celebrant: Will you continue in the Apostles' teaching and fellowship, and the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
People: I will, with God's help.

Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent, renounce it and return to the Lord?
People: I will, with God's help.

Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
People: I will, with God's help.

Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in your brethren and love your neighbor as yourself?
People: I will, with God's help.

Celebrant: Let us now pray for these persons who have renewed their commitment to Christ.
(Silence may be kept.)

Celebrant: Almighty God, we thank You that by the death and resurrection of Your Son Jesus Christ You have overcome sin and brought us to Yourself, and that by the sealing of Your Holy Spirit You have bound us to Your service. Renew in these Your servants the covenant You made with them at their Baptism. Send them forth in the power of that Spirit to perform the service You set before them; through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Celebrant: May the Holy Spirit, who has begun a good work in you, direct and uphold you in the service of Christ and His Kingdom. Amen.

The Celebrant continues:

Almighty and everliving God, let Your fatherly hand ever be over these Your children; let Your Holy Spirit ever be with them; and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of Your Word, that they may serve You in this life, and dwell with You in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Litany

(In place of the Prayers of the People, the following litany is said. This litany, or song of prayer, is not taken from the BCP, but was written specifically for the healing of generations.)

Celebrant: Almighty and everlasting God, please heal all hurts and free from all bondage all generations of our family lines, past, present and future.
People: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: We thank You for all those in our family lines who through their love and care passed down to us peace, love and an ability to know You and Your Son, Jesus Christ.
People: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: We ask for Your forgiveness of those in past generations who may have sinned against You and hurt others by engaging in occult practices, pagan and satanic worship, and all of the abominations associated with these practices. Please break the hold these sinful practices have on our family lines.
People: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: We ask for Your forgiveness of those in past generations who may have sinned against You and hurt others by holding onto anger, unforgiveness and unrepentant bitterness. Please break the hold these sins have on our family lines.
People: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: We ask for Your forgiveness of those in past generations who may have sinned against You and hurt others by committing suicide, murder or abortion. Please break the hold these sins have on our family lines.
People: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: We now commend into Your hands anyone in our family lines who committed suicide, was stillborn, was aborted, or died an untimely death, especially (Insert Names). Receive them into the arms of Your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light.
People: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: We now offer our love and forgiveness to those who hurt members of our family lines. We also offer our love and forgiveness to those members of our family lines who sinned against others. We ask You to bring all these people into wholeness.
People: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: We ask You to forgive those of us in this present generation and our descendants for any way in which we may have given into the tendency to sin in the same way as our forebears did. Forgive us, and restore us to life and health.
People: Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: We offer prayers for those family members who are in special need of Your healing touch: 
(The people may add their own petitions.)

All: In the Name of Jesus Christ and by the power of His cross and blood, we now break and make null and void any curses, contracts, covenants, hexes, spells, or pacts made against our family lines, or made by any member of our family lines against another person. We break and make null and void any inner vows, bitter root judgments or expectations made against our family lines, or by any member of our family lines against another person. We place the cross and blood of Jesus, the symbols of His power and authority, between the past generations of our families and the present generation, cutting off any evil that could be passed down. Amen.

Celebrant: Almighty Father, we ask that you reveal to us any places in our family lines that need further prayers. Break the bondage of sin and ignorance. Look upon all of the people in our generational lines with compassion. 
Free them all, that they might come before you in a sure knowledge of Your love and forgiveness. Send into every dark and hurting place the love of Your Son Jesus Christ, that all generations may learn to live in wholeness of mind, body and spirit, to the eternal glory of Your Holy Name, in and through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Confession of Sin BCP page 360

Celebrant and people:
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in Your will,
and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your Name. Amen.

Celebrant: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,
strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace BCP page 360

Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.
(Then the Ministers and People may greet one another in the Name of the Lord.)

The Offertory BCP page 376

Celebrant: I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. (Romans 12:1)

(Geneograms are now placed on the altar.)

The Holy Communion

Eucharistic Prayer D BCP page 372

The Great Thanksgiving

(The people remain standing.)

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Celebrant: It is truly right to glorify You, Father, and to give You thanks; for You alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and forever.  Fountain of life and source of all goodness, You made all things and fill them with Your blessing; You created them to rejoice in the splendor of Your radiance.  Countless throngs of angels stand before You to serve You night and day, and, beholding the glory of Your presence, they offer You unceasing praise. Joining with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim You, and glorify Your Name, as we sing,

Celebrant and People (say together)

"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."

(The people stand or kneel.)

The Celebrant continues: We acclaim You, holy Lord, glorious in power. Your mighty works reveal Your wisdom and love. You formed us in Your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that, in obedience to You, our Creator, we might rule and serve all Your creatures. When our disobedience took us far from You, You did not abandon us to the power of death. In Your mercy You came to our help, so that in seeking You we might find You.

Again and again, You called us into covenant with You, and through the prophets You taught us to hope for salvation. Father, You loved the world so much that in the fullness of time You sent Your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, He lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor He proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. To fulfill Your purpose He gave Himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, destroyed death, and made the whole creation new. And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for Him who died and rose for us, He sent the Holy Spirit, His own first gift for those who believe, to complete His work in the world, and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

When the hour had come for Him to be glorified by You, His heavenly Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end; at supper with them He took bread, and when He had given thanks to You, He broke it, and gave it to His disciples, and said, "Take, eat: This is My Body, which is given for You. Do this for the remembrance of Me."

After supper He took the cup of wine; and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, and said, "Drink this, all of you: This is My Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of Me."

Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. Recalling Christ's death and His descent among the dead, proclaiming His resurrection and ascension to Your right hand, awaiting His coming in glory; and offering to You, from the gifts You have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise You and we bless You.

Celebrant and People: We praise You, we bless You, we give thanks to You, and we pray to You, Lord our God.

The Celebrant continues: Lord, we pray that in Your goodness and mercy Your Holy Spirit may descend upon us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying them and showing them to be holy gifts for Your holy people, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a living sacrifice in Christ, to the praise of Your Name. Remember, Lord, Your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood of Your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.

[Remember: insert names of people needing additional prayer]

Remember all who have died in the peace of Christ, and those whose faith is known to You alone. Bring them into the place of eternal joy and light.

And grant that we may find our inheritance with [the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, (with insert names) and] all the saints who have found favor with You in ages past. We praise You in union with them and give You glory through Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are Yours, Almighty God and Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say:

Celebrant and People:
"Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen."

The Breaking of the Bread BCP page 364

(Celebrant prays over the host that it might be for healing and breaking of curses.)

(The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread.)

Celebrant: [Alleluia.] Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
People: Therefore let us keep the feast. [Alleluia.]

Celebrant: The gifts of God for the people of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on Him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

(The ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds and then immediately deliver it to the people.)

(The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words:)
The Body (Blood) of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in everlasting life. [Amen.]

(or with these words)
The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven. [Amen.]
The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation. [Amen.]

(During the ministration of Communion, hymns, psalms, or anthems may be sung.)

After Communion, the Celebrant says: Let us pray.

Post-Communion Prayer BCP page 366

Celebrant and People:|
Almighty and everliving God,
we thank You for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of Your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the Body of Your Son, and heirs of Your eternal Kingdom.
And now, Father, send us out
to do the work You have given us to do, to love and serve You
as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To Him, to You, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

The Dismissal BCP page 366

Celebrant: Let us go forth in the Name of Christ.
People: Thanks be to God!