The Paschal Greeting

Greeting:  Christ is risen!
Response: He is risen indeed!

Variant:

Greeting:  The Lord is risen!
Response: He is risen indeed!

Source: Ancient Christian greeting. 

Original in Greek:

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

Latin:

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!

German:

Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaft auferstanden!   or

Der Herr ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!

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For Joy and Gladness

Blessed are you, O Lord,
for you have nourished me from my youth
and you give food to all flesh.
Fill our hearts with joy and gladness
that we always have sufficiency in all things,
and may abound to every good work
in Christ Jesus our Lord;
through him be glory to you,
honor, might, majesty, and dominion,
forever and ever. Amen.

Source: The Clementine Liturgy

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953

A Pure Heart

O God Almighty,
the Father of your Christ, your only Son,
give me a body undefiled,
a heart pure,
a watchful mind,
an unerring knowledge,
the influence of the Holy Spirit
for the obtaining and assured enjoying of the truth;
through your Christ,
by whom glory be to you in the Holy Spirit,
forever. Amen.

Source: The Clementine Liturgy

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953

Prayer Before Partaking of the Holy Sacrament

O God, you are great,
great in name and counsel,
powerful in your works,
God and Father of your holy Son,
Jesus, our Savior.
Look on us,
the flock you have chosen through him to the glory of your name.
Sanctify us in body and soul
and purify us from all filthiness of flesh and spirit
that we may partake of the mystic blessings you now give,
and judge none of us unworthy of them,
but be our Supporter, our Helper, and Defender;
through your Christ, with him glory, honor, laud, praise, thanksgiving,
be to you and to the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.

Source: The Clementine Liturgy

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953

For Forgiveness

You made the enduring fabric of the world
appear by the works of your hand.
You, Lord, created the earth on which we live.
You are faithful in all generations,
just in judgments,
and wonderful in strength and majesty.
You created all things by your wisdom,
and with your divine knowledge you established the things you have made.
You are good to those who are being saved
and faithful to those who trust in you.
O merciful and Compassionate One,
forgive our iniquities and offences
and transgressions and trespasses.
Do not count every sin of your servants and handmaids against us,
but purify us with your truth.
Direct our steps that we may walk in holiness of heart
and do what is good and pleasing in your sight
and in the sight of our rulers.
Yes, Lord, make your face shine on us for good in peace,
that we may be shielded by your mighty hand
and delivered from every sin by your uplifted arm.
Deliver us also from those who hate us wrongfully.
Give concord and peace to us and all who dwell on the earth,
even as you gave our fathers when they called on you in faith and truth.
We submit ourselves to your almighty and all-excellent name. Amen.

Source: Clement of Rome, first century.

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953

For All Kings and Rulers

O Lord,
grant to all kings and rulers
health, peace, concord, and stability,
that they may administer the government
you have given them without failure.
For you, O heavenly Master, King of the Ages,
give the sons of men glory and honor
and authority over all things that are on the earth.
Lord, direct their counsel
according to what is good and pleasing in your sight,
that administering the authority you have given them,
in peace and gentleness, with godliness,
they may continue to please you.
You alone are able to do these things,
and things far greater than these for us.
We praise you, through the High Priest and Guardian of our souls,
Jesus Christ;
through him be glory and majesty to you,
both now and for all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Source: Clement of Rome, first century.

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953

A Clementine Blessing

May God,
who sees all things,
and who is the Ruler of all spirits
and the Lord of all the living—
who chose our Lord Jesus Christ,
and through him chose us to be a people for his own possession—
grant to every soul that calls on his glorious and holy name,
faith, peace, patience, long-suffering,
self-control, purity, and sobriety,
to the glory of his name,
through our High Priest and Protector,
+ Jesus Christ, to whom be glory,
and majesty, and power, and honor,
both now and forever.
Amen.

Source: Clement of Rome (c. 96)

Source of this version: Freely modified from  Prayers of the Early Church,  ed.  J. Manning Potts,  The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee, © 1953 (Public domain in the U.S.)

“chose us to be a people for his own possession” is a reference to 1 Peter 2:9