Now and Forever, Now Available as Digital Download

Now and Forever: New Collects for Modern Lectionaries

Now and Forever is a prayer resource based on the Revised Common Lectionary and is adaptable to lectionaries in Lutheran Service Book, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal (1993) and Christian Worship: Hymnal (2021). Also usable with Episcopal and Roman Catholic Lectionaries.

The prayers, all newly composed, are written in classic collect form and find their themes in the readings for each Sunday in the lectionary. This book gives additional options for the Prayer of the Day/Opening Prayer. These prayers may also be used for concluding petitions in the Prayer of the Church (Prayers of Intercession or Prayers of the People) or may be used as closing prayers that fit thematically with the readings of the day. Pastors, lectors and worship planners may find this to be a valuable resource for prayers in the worship service.

Files are included with the prayers rearranged for use with the readings of the Historic Lectionary.

This resource is also available in book form through Amazon.com.

Download package contains prayers for every Sunday and Festival in the Revised Common Lectionary in Word (docx), PDF and Rich Text Format (rtf). There are two sets of files. One set has the prayers in sense-line (poetic) format and the other set has the prayers in paragraph format. See below for an example of one of the prayers in both sense-line and paragraph formats.

Ash Wednesday

A

(Sense-line format)

God of unfailing love,
have mercy on us.
Work godly sorrow in our hearts.
See what is unseen in us
and forgive us.
Renew and refresh us
by your Holy Spirit;
through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. [47]

(Paragraph format)

God of unfailing love, have mercy on us. Work godly sorrow in our hearts. See what is unseen in us and forgive us. Renew and refresh us by your Holy Spirit; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. [47]

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Lenten Responsive Prayers

In Christian Worship: Occasional Services (p. 152), readings from Matthew, Mark and Luke are offered as an option for the readings in midweek Lenten services. Readings for Year B are as follows:

Ash Wednesday – Ash Wednesday lessons
Second Midweek – Mark 14:1-26
Third Midweek – Mark 14:27-42
Fourth Midweek – Mark 14:43-65
Fifth Midweek – Mark 14:66–15:15
Sixth Midweek – Mark 15:16-47

A Collection of Prayers: Digital Products presents Lenten Responsive Prayers: Year B, prayers written to complement the Passion Readings for Year B from the Gospel of Mark.

ZIP package contains…

  • Litany of Repentance for Ash Wednesday
  • Prayers of the Church based on the readings from the Gospel of Mark for Lenten Midweek Services, responses taken from the seven penitential psalms
  • a Prayer of the Church for Holy Week, based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 and John 12:20-36

ZIP file for purchase contains files in Word (docx), PDF and Rich Text Format (rtf).

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