Faith & Worship Faith & Worship

Prayers for the Lectionary Year C

Praying through the Lectionary Year

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

During Ordinary Time, there are two sets of Hebrew Bible readings. One set progresses semi-continuously through the Patriarchal/Exodus narratives (Year A), the Monarchial narratives (Year B), and the Prophets (Year C). The other set is related thematically to the gospel lections for those dates.

Likewise, during Ordinary Time, there are two separate Psalm readings, one that corresponds to the semi-continuous Hebrew Bible lection and one that corresponds to the theme of the gospel lection.

The Hebrew Bible lections during the rest of the year are thematically related to the gospel lections, which are in turn connected to the seasons of the Church Year. Additional readings are provided for special feast days.

Praying through the Lectionary

The readings below are for Lectionary Year C. These and prayers for years A abd B appear in my book 'The Act of Prayer' published by BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) but sadly out of print after its first print run was sold. It should be still available via website book re-sellers.

* To access the prayers, click on the Sunday name.

Advent 1 Advent 2 Advent 3
Advent 4 Christmas Day A, B & C 1st after Christmas
2nd after Christmas Epiphany Sunday Baptism of Jesus
Ordinary 2 Ordinary 3 Ordinary 4
Ordinary 5 Ordinary 6 Ordinary 7
Ordinary 8 Ordinary 9 Transfiguration
1st in Lent 2nd in Lent 3rd in Lent
4th in Lent 5th in Lent 6th in Lent
Good Friday A, B & C Easter Sunday Easter 2
Easter 3 Easter 4 Easter 5
Easter 6 Easter 7 Pentecost Sunday
Trinity Sunday Ordinary 9 Ordinary 10
Ordinary 11 Ordinary 12 Ordinary 13
Ordinary 14 Ordinary 15 Ordinary 16
Ordinary 17 Ordinary 18 Ordinary 19
Ordinary 20 Ordinary 21 Ordinary 22
Ordinary 23 Ordinary 24 Ordinary 25
Ordinary 26 Ordinary 27 Ordinary 28
Ordinary 29 Ordinary 30 Ordinary 31
Ordinary 32 Ordinary 33 Christ the King
All Saints Sunday

[ Return to Lectionary Calendar ]

ebooks by John Birch

find us on FaceBook

Copyright © John Birch · Prayers written by the author may be copied freely for worship. If reproduced anywhere else please include acknowledgement to the author/website  ·  Privacy Policy