celtic preayers

Lectionary Prayers -Year C

The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) offers a three-year cycle with four readings for every Sunday in the Church Year. These readings are:

    A Lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures (or Acts during the Season of Easter)
    A Psalm
    A Lesson from the Epistles or Acts
    A Lesson from the Gospels

The following prayers follow a traditional form using the pattern of ACT (Adoration, Confession and Thanksgiving). There is also an opening prayer which can be used at the beginning of a service.

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Proper 9 (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Sunday between July 3 and July 9 inclusive

2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

 
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OPENING PRAYER


In the meeting of our lives
be the unity that binds us.
In the opening of our hearts
be the love that comes to free us.
In the speaking of our prayers
be the comfort that restores us.
In the singing of our hymns
be the joy we share between us.
In the journey of our lives
be the gentle One who sends us.
Amen



ADORATION


This world would deny you, Lord,
and rely on human wisdom
in their search for answers
to questions they have yet to ask,
but we will praise you,
and exalt your name,
for we know that you are Alpha,
the beginning of all things,
and Omega,
the end,
and all that is between.
We have known your healing.
We have known your provision,
We have known your victory.
Our sorrow has turned into dancing
and our tears to songs of joy.
We shall praise you ever more. Amen





CONFESSION



For missed opportunities,
forgive us.
For hasty words and voices raised,
forgive us.
For selfishness and all that hurts,
forgive us
For poor harvest from love that's sown,
forgive us.
Revive us, restore us
and teach us your way,
that we might walk in it
day by day. Amen





THANKSGIVING


In your kingdom, Lord,
there are no favourites,
all are equal,
all carry the image
of the one who made all things,
and all are welcome in your home.
You forgive those who in humility
make the journey to repentance,
even those who now reject you.
Such love,
beyond our imagining.
Such love,
that could die for us.
Such love
sown into hearts,
that we might display its beauty
through lives and words.
Thank you Lord!





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