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Prayers for the Lectionary Year  C

Praying through the Lectionary Year C -  6th 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.

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


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


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
And Love
You are


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.


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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