Praying with the Readings, Three Year Lectionary, Year C

For users of Christian Worship: Hymnal (2021)

  • Prayers of the Church based on the readings in the Three-Year Lectionary in Christian Worship: Hymnal (2021).
  • Prayers follow the themes and borrow language from the readings appointed for each Sunday.
  • Prayers often include petitions that reflect on minor festivals of the corresponding weeks when possible. For example, the prayer for Proper 8 (June 26-July 2) includes a petition that reflects on St. Peter and St. Paul (June 29):
    • “Strengthen, guide and protect those who spread your gospel, especially those who serve in faraway lands. Support them in all trials they suffer for the sake of the gospel, and let your kingdom spread to many.”
  • Prayers often include petitions that reflect on national holidays and observances (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Independence Day, etc.).
  • Prayers have a flexible format with repeated responses drawn from the readings and psalms of the day. These can be replaced with traditional responses (Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.) if desired.
  • Each prayer ends with a classic collect chosen from the prayers of the early church or the Reformation era.
  • Download zip package includes files of the entire body of prayers in Word (docx), Rich Text (RTF) and Portable Document (PDF) formats, plus individual files of every single prayer in RTF format for easy access and insertion into a document, without having to scroll through a larger document file.

Question: Can these prayers be used with the Christian Worship (1993) lectionary?
Answer: Yes. A conversion chart for Sundays after Pentecost / End Time is included.

Readings for the Assembly: Cycle B (Mark (Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary)

Question: Can these prayers be used with the Revised Common Lectionary or lectionaries based on the RCL (Lutheran Service Book)?
Answer: Yes. Even though some of the Christian Worship (2021) readings may not be the same as Revised Common Lectionary, the Gospels will be the same most of the time, and so the Sunday themes will often match, too.

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Question: Is this included in Christian Worship: Service Builder?
Answer: No. This is an independently developed resource. Content from this resource’s RTFs or Word (docx) files can be cut and pasted into the Service Builder-generated service folder file, or, individual RTFs of each Sunday’s prayers may be uploaded into Service Builder’s Central Repository of your church’s custom content.

Question: Will the Service Builder include anything like this?
Answer: Seasonal prayers from Christian Worship: Altar Book may be available through Service Builder, but individual prayers for every single Sunday will not. Click this link to see the table of contents of Christian Worship: Altar Book.

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For users of the Revised Common Lectionary, and other lectionaries based on it (Lutheran Service Book).

Readings for the Assembly: Cycle B (Mark (Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary)
  • Prayers of the Church/Prayers of the People based on the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary.
  • Prayers follow the themes and borrow language from the readings appointed for each Sunday.
  • Prayers have a flexible format with repeated responses drawn from the readings and psalms of the day. These can be replaced with traditional responses (Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.) if desired.
  • Each prayer ends with a newly composed collect also reflecting on the themes in the readings.
  • Download zip package includes files of the entire body of prayers in Word (docx), Rich Text (RTF) and Portable Document (PDF) formats, plus individual files of every single prayer in RTF format for easy access and insertion into a document, without having to scroll through a larger document file.

Question: Can these prayers be used with the Christian Worship (1993) lectionary?
Answer: Yes. A conversion chart for Sundays after Pentecost / End Time is included.
Also: The choices for readings in Christian Worship (1993) are closer to the Revised Common Lectionary than they are to Christian Worship (2021).

Question: Can these prayers be used with the Christian Worship (2021) lectionary?
Answer: Yes. Even though some of the Revised Common Lectionary readings may not be the same as Christian Worship (2021), the Gospels will be the same most of the time, and so the Sunday themes will often match, too.
Also: This set is separately written and different from the set written specifically for Christian Worship (2021). The prayers in this set are more free in content, and there are no secular holiday or minor festival references.

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See also…

Praying with the Readings, Historic Lectionary

“Now and Forever…” Contemporary Collects for Modern Lectionaries

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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