One human being can and has given adequate thanks (εὐχαριστέω) to God – Jesus Christ alone. In thanksgiving for God’s creation, redemption, and deification of us, to him is “due all glory, honor, and worship” from all us other humans. Yet we, of ourselves, are “unworthy servants,” and so we pray for God, who alone can do so, to “make us worthy to partake… of [his] heavenly and awesome mysteries.” Only when we have thus participated in the thanksgiving of Jesus and mysteriously become one with him, can we pray, “let us worthily thank the Lord” and adequately thank him.
 Prayers of the First Antiphon, the Entrance, the Thrice-Holy Hymn, and the First Prayer of the Faithful; see also 1 Tim 1:17
 Prayers of the Thrice-Holy Hymn, and the Cherubikon.
 Preparation for Communion.
 Prayer of Thanksgiving.