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Prayers for the Lectionary Year C

Praying through the Lectionary Year  C - 3rd after Easter

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.

Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) ; Psalm 30 ; Revelation 5:11-14 : John 21:1-19

May the God of Life, who spoke to the heart of Saul on that road to Damascus, speak to us in this place as we gather for worship, bring our prayer requests and listen to his Word. May we see his light, follow where he leads us and be used in service for the building up of his church. Amen


Worthy are you
Lamb of God,
to receive from us
the worship and praise
that's due your name.
Worthy are you
Lamb of God,
slain for us
to pay the price
of our sinfulness.
Now to Him who sits on the throne
and the Lamb who leads us home,
May Praise and Honour
Glory and Power
be shown
for ever and ever


You speak to us in many ways,
in the spectacular
and through the quietest whisper,
in the bustle of city streets,
the solitude of a desert place,
and in the ebb and flow of daily life.
You speak to us in many ways,
yet our ears are often tuned
to different voices;
louder, more insistent voices,
attractive voices.
Forgive us
when we fail to hear your word.
Forgive us
when we disappoint you.
Open our ears to hear
and our hearts to service.
Through the risen Christ we ask this. Amen


For all answers to prayer
dear Lord,we thank you.
For the touch that brings healing
and a life made whole.
For the sharing of compassion
when the season is cold.
For a door that quickly opens
and one that’s firmly closed.
For the unexpected consequences
of sharing your word.
For all answers to prayer
dear Lord, we thank you.

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