celtic preayers

Lectionary Prayers -Year C

Prayers follow a traditional form. After an introductory thought and prayer we use the pattern of ACT (Adoration, Confession and Thanksgiving) to lead us into worship.

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Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 15:1-12, Psalm 27, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 9:28-36

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OPENING PRAYER

We join together to worship the God of Abram, the God of Jacob and the God of David. We worship the One True God; creator of all; Lord of all; our strength and hope; our light and our salvation. We join together as family, joined by the hands of fellowship, brothers and sisters of our heavenly Father. Amen



ADORATION


What more could we ask
than to gaze upon your beauty
with eyes and heart of faith
in our journeying with you.
In times of plenty
and in times of want,
in lofty places and low
you keep us safe,
secure from harm.
What more could we ask
than to gaze upon your beauty
with eyes of vision and hope
in our journeying with you.
In suffering and pain,
in times of doubt
you hold us tight;
what can we fear?




CONFESSION


The path we walk
is often strewn
with distractions
causing us to stumble.
Teach us your way, O Lord,
Help us follow your footsteps.
The path we walk
is often chosen
with little regard
of the final destination.
Teach us your way, O God,
Help us follow your footsteps.
The path we walk
is often clouded
with lack of faith
and indecision.
Teach us your way, O God,
Help us follow your footsteps.



THANKSGIVING


With your presence beside
who can stumble?
With your footsteps to follow
who can fall?
You lead us from darkness
into light,
to the dawning of a new day
filled with opportunity.
With your presence beside
all things are possible,
with your teaching to follow
we are blessed indeed.
You bring us from familiar
to new places,
replace fear with the tingle
of possibility.





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