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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Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

(6th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 1. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between February 11 and February 17

Readings: Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 11, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26
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OPENING PRAYER

Wherever Jesus went crowds flocked to be near him, and even today we gather together to hear his words, to sing his praises and to learn more about our Saviour. Be with us Lord, in our singing, our prayers and our meditation. As we meet with you today, bless us, that we might become a blessing for others. Amen



ADORATION

You are our fortress
Our defender
Protector from the storm
The one in whom we take refuge.
You are our foundation
Our solid rock
In whom our confidence rests.
You are Justice
Compassion
Peace
And Love
You are
Everything.




CONFESSION

When faith is tested to the limit
and we stumble
forgive us.
When feet stray from the path
and we wander
forgive us.
When our neighbour is in need
and we pass by
forgive us.
When the voices of this world
drown out your whisper
forgive us.
When love draws us to your feet
in repentance
forgive us.




THANKSGIVING

For love that offers refreshment
to all who drink of it
Light to all who walk in it
Strength to all who hope in it
Healing to all who have need if it
Wholeness to all who live in it
This is the God we serve
The God we worship
The God we proclaim
This day and all days
with our words and our lives.


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