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 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.
Proper 7 (12th Sunday in Ordinary
Sunday between June 19 and June 25 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday)
1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a ; Psalm 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39
make your presence
known in this place,
through our worship,
the reading of your Word,
and in the fellowship we shall enjoy. Amen
God of earthquake,
wind and fire,
you reveal yourself
through the ordinary
in the day to day of our busy lives
and in signs and wonders
that shake us to the core.
The glory of your majesty
can be heard in the gentle whisper
of a Springtime breeze,
and in an earthquake’s
dark and frightening roar.
Let our ears and minds
be ever open to the possibility
that you are speaking to us.
and all mornings,
as we face the day
daunted by expectations
others place upon us,
weighed down by burdens,
unsure of outcomes,
that you faced this and more,
that we might lose
the chains that bind us,
rise above and beyond
the troubles of this world,
and know peace in your embrace.
You have done so much for us,
and we have yet to tell the world
how great is the God we serve.
May we never forget the healing
and forgiveness we have known,
and the seed of love sown by others
that has grown within our hearts.
May we never forget your wisdom
when the destination seemed unclear,
and footsteps in which to place our own.
May we never forget the closeness,
the warmth of your embrace,
and the sacrifice you made for us.
May we never forget to tell the world
how great is the God we serve!