In preparation for an effective proclamation of the Eucharistic Prayer, spend some time reflecting on the nature and content of the prayer. A more thorough study of the history and structure of the Eucharistic Prayer can be helpful to gain a deeper appreciation of the rite. Each work also provides a bibliography for even further study.
• The Origins of the Eucharistic Prayer by Enrico Mazza and translated by Ronald E. Lane (Liturgical Press, 1995).
• The Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite by Enrico Mazza (Liturgical Press, 1989).
• The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration, revised edition by Johannes H. Emminghaus (Liturgical Press, 1997).
• Our Eucharistic Prayers in Worship, Preaching, and Study by Raymond Moloney (Michael Glazier, 1985).