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Prayers for the Lectionary Year C



Praying through the Lectionary Year  C -  29th in Ordinary


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.


Proper 24 (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Sunday between October 16 and October 22 inclusive

Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5


OPENING PRAYER

May our ears be attuned
to the whisper of God,
our hearts open
to the love of God,
our voices raised
in the worship of God
and our lives transformed
by the power of God



ADORATION

Your word is a lamp to our feet,
our guide through the dark,
the wisdom and truth
that we follow each day.
Your word is sweeter than honey,
yet sharper than swords,
is healing and justice
and ours to obey.
Your word is our understanding
of grace, peace and love,
the reason we gather
to worship today!



CONFESSION

Saviour to all
who healed the sick,
brought wholeness,
compassion
and peace
to lives that were broken,
brought direction,
purpose
and joy
to those who were seeking,
brought forgiveness,
wisdom
and grace
to those who were kneeling,
grant us faith enough
to trust your word,
seek your face
and know you as Lord.




THANKSGIVING

Let us never give up praying
for justice,
or the oppressed in this world
will one day ask us ‘Why?’


Let us never give up praying
for fairness,
or the hungry of this world
will one day ask us ‘Why?’


Let us never give up praying
for healing,
or the sick in this world
will one day ask us ‘Why?’


Let us never give up praying,
for to give up
is to deny our faith
in a God who answers prayer,
and to whom we offer thanks!






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