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Prayers for the Lectionary Year C

Praying through the Lectionary Year  C - 7th after Epiphany

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.

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

(7th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 2. 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 18 and February 24

Readings: Genesis 45:3-11,15;  Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40;
1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50; Luke 6:27-38
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God of yesterday, today and forever, we thank you for your loving care, protection and strength. As Joseph, once abandoned into slavery, was able with confidence to state that every part of his life was lived according to your will, so we ask that the whole of our lives might be testament to your eternal love, mercy and grace. Amen


Alpha and Omega
Beginning and end
of all things
In your name we gather
At your feet we bow.
Shield and defender
Tower of refuge
for the weary
In your name we worship
At your feet we bow.


Let us be still before the Lord
Rest quietly in his presence
Let us bring before the Lord
the words that may have hurt
and all those left unsaid;
the anger we have felt
and resentment we have fed.
Let us be still before the Lord
Rest quietly in his presence
The Lord is slow to anger
Willing to forgive
Full of Grace.
Draw near to him
Rest quietly in his presence


God the Father
Creator and sustainer
Delighting in the lives of all
who live in grateful obedience to your will,
we bring to you the thanks offering of our hearts.
God the Son
Saviour and redeemer
Welcoming all who in humility
come to you willingly as servants and disciples
we bring to you the thanks offering of our hands
God the Spirit
Power and supporter
Living water flowing into all
who are open to the possibility of new birth
we bring to you the thanks offering of our lives

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