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 27 (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Sunday between November 6 and November 12 inclusive

Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 - 34



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OPENING PRAYER


God of Love
Be the love that dwells in this place.
Prince of Peace
Be the peace that dwells in this place.
Spirit of Life
Be the life that dwells in this place.
Three in One
be the everything in our emptiness,
the completeness in our imperfection,
All we desire. Amen.







ADORATION


Great is The Lord,
and most worthy of praise.
Saints who have gone before
speak of your glory and fame,
their words passed down,
as a living witness
to all that you are.
Great is The Lord,
and most worthy of praise.
Your love speaks more than words
for it fills our empty hearts,
warms our spirits
and draws us once again
into your embrace.
Great is The Lord,
and most worthy of praise.





CONFESSION



In our hearts we know
that you are Lord
of this world and the next.
In our hearts we know
that you are Truth,
all wisdom comes from you.
In our hearts we know
that you are Love
for this has touched our lives.
Forgive us when swayed
by words that tempt
and keep us from your path.
Restore us, we ask,
and draw us close
once more into your arms.





THANKSGIVING

Spirit of God,
present with us,
living in us,
revealed through us,
wisdom,
guidance,
power
and peace.
Spirit of God,
fill us anew
each day we ask,
that our lives
might overflow for you.



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