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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 28 (33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between November 13 and November 19 inclusive

Isaiah 65:17-25 - 17; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 - 5

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In this day of new beginnings
be the centre of our worship,
the Father who loves us,
the Son who hears us,
the Spirit within us,
the Life we live each day. Amen.


In our journeying with you
there is a destination.
Some travel light,
by life's baggage,
hands free to serve
and help along the road.
Some travel slow,
by all they carry,
and now they need
assistance with their load.
So it is, as travellers
we meet along the way,
and take, or lend a hand.
There is a destination,
which all of us will make,
one day. Amen.


Keep us close, we pray.
Be the one to whom we turn
when faced with fear,
and questioning.
Be the rock upon which we stand,
the truth we hold to,
to which we cling.
Be the Father in whose arms
we gladly fall,
in our journeying.
Keep us close, we pray.


When we walk with you,
in the light of your love,
it is your glory seen,
not ours.
When we talk of you
to those whom we meet,
It is your words that speak,
not ours.
When we minister
to people in need,
it is your hands that heal,
not ours.
When we worship you
and offer our lives,
your name is glorified

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