A Partial Listing


“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19).


“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of (or participation in) the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13).

“The Lord be with your spirit” (2 Tim 4:22)


“Then David said to God, ‘I have sinned greatly in doing this thing.’” (1 Chr 21:8).

“Hear, LORD, and have mercy, for you are a merciful God; have mercy on us, who have sinned against

you” (Bar 3:2).

“Let us see, O LORD, your mercy, and grant us your salvation.” (Ps 85:8).

At the Cross of Jesus:

“When all the people who had gathered for this spectacle saw what had happened, they returned home beating their breast” (Luke 23:48).


“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Lk 2:14).

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (Jn 1:29).

“For you alone are holy” (Rev 15:4).


“Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people, their hands raised high, answered, “Amen, amen!” (Nehemiah 8:6)


“[Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.”  (Luke 4:16-17a).


If, however, a Deacon is not present, the Priest, bowing before the altar, says quietly:

Cleanse my heart and my lips, almighty God, that I may worthily proclaim your holy Gospel.

“Then I said, ‘Woe is me, I am doomed!  For I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’  Then one of the seraphim flew to me, holding an ember which he had taken with tongs from the altar.  He touched my mouth with it. ‘See,’ he said, ‘now that this has touched your lips, your wickedness is removed, your sin purged.’” (Is 6:5-7).


“For in him all things were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible” (Col 1:16).


“I am the bread of life” (Jn 6:48).

“God who is over all be blessed forever” (Rom 9:5).

“Wash me completely from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin” (Ps 51:4).


“But with contrite heart and humble spirit let us be received… So let our sacrifice be in your presence today and find favor before you” (Dan 3:39-40).


“One cried out to the other: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!  All the earth is filled with his glory!’” (Is 6:3)

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty” (Rev 4:8).

“The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: ‘Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.’” (Mt 21:9).


We kneel down.

“Enter, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD who made us.” (Ps 95:6)

“From the rising of the sun to its setting, praised be the name of the LORD” (Ps 113:3)

“Drink from it, all of you, for this is the blood of my covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins” (Mt 26:27-28)

“Melchizedek, king of Salem,* brought out bread and wine. He was a priest of God Most High.” (Gen 14:18)


“Our Father…” (see Mt 6:9-13)

“as we await the blessed hope, the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our savior Jesus Christ” (Tit 2:13).


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you” (Jn 14:27).

“Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” (Mt 5:23-24)


“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world’” (Jn 1:29).

“Then the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb’” (Rev 19:9).

“And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.  Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you; but say the word and let my servant be healed’” (Lk 7:6-7).