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 10 (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Sunday between July 10 and July 16 inclusive

Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37 

 
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OPENING PRAYER



Through our hymns and songs,
our prayer and meditation
and the joining of our lives in fellowship,
we worship you, Father Son and Holy Spirit.
Enfold us in your love
and empower our worship,
that your name might be glorified
in this place and in our lives. Amen



ADORATION


You chose the very least of men
to be your prophets,
gave them the confidence to know
that you stood with them
when they brought judgment,
protected them
when they faces opposition,
changed lives forever.
That you could entrust so much
to humble shepherds
amazes us.
That you might entrust so much
to lives such as ours
frightens us.
Amazing God,
be the strength that we desire,
the power within our lives,
that we might be the people
that you desire. Amen





CONFESSION



Whenever self obscures the needs of others,
forgive us.
Whenever we forget who is our neighbor,
forgive us.
Whenever we pass by on the other side,
forgive us.
Whenever we forget to say ‘Well done!’
forgive us.
Whenever we forget to simply give thanks,
forgive us.
Whenever we forget the path that we tread,
forgive us.
For all those times we bring a tear to your eye,
bring us back into your forgiving arms
and teach us once again, your way.
Amen





THANKSGIVING


You call us to love those
whom you would love,
and give us the words to say.
You call us to bring wholeness
to lives that are broken,
and give us the words to say.
You call us to bring comfort
to those who are grieving,
and give us the words to say.
You call us to bring good news
to those who are seeking,
and give us the words to say.
Your word, living water
in desert sands.
Your word, blossoming
in parched earth.
Your word, bearing fruit
wherever it is sown.
Amen





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