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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Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

(5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Sunday between February 4 and February 10


Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13), Psalm 138 , 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11

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OPENING PRAYER


Reveal yourself, Gracious God, within this time of worship. Speak to us through songs we sing, prayers we speak, words we hear.
Reveal yourself Gracious God, within your family here. In our speaking and listening, tears and laughter, love that’s shared.
Reveal yourself, Gracious God, within these coming days. In the places we live, the lives we live, people we meet.
Amen



ADORATION


This earth, full of your glory,
praises your name
through unspoken words of beauty and peace,
reveals your love
through hand of stranger and gift of grace.
This earth, full of your glory,
praises your provision
through living water and food to eat,
reveals your Word
through daily blessings and breath of life.
This earth, full of your glory,
praises your name.




CONFESSION


When we have failed to recognise your love
in the actions of friend or stranger
forgive us.
When we have failed to recognise your presence
in the world in which we live
forgive us.
When we have failed to remember your gospel
in our actions, thoughts and words
forgive us.
(pause)
Renew our hearts in worship,
our minds in wisdom
and our hands in service.
Take our lives and use them,
as a sacrifice of love.




THANKSGIVING



You challenge us to follow you;
not by staying as we are
but by stepping out in faith,
casting our net into deeper water
as with Simon Peter, fisherman.
You challenge us to trust you
and be prepared for all
eventualities,
even when the load is heavy
and we struggle to succeed.
But with your challenge comes
blessing.
Flimsy nets are filled,
broken lives made whole.
From emptiness
to abundance.
Thank you for your challenge
Grant us courage to follow. Amen