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 God thanks and praise.
The Sursum Corda - ancient beginning of the Eucharistic liturgy
“We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved.” - Romans 8