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Prayers, Holy Trinity, Cycle B (May 26, 2024, also Memorial Day Weekend)

Isaiah 6:1-8 (“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts!”)

Psalm 29 (The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; in his temple, all cry, “Glory!”)

Acts 2:14a,22-36 (“This Jesus, God raised up; 33having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this, that you both see and hear”)

                ELW: Romans 8:12-17 (We have received the Spirit of adoption, cry out “Abba, Father”)

John 3:1-17 (Jesus and Nicodemus; the Spirit blows where it wills; God gave his only-begotten Son….)


Opening hymn: O Worship the King: LBW #548, ELW #842, LSB #804

Hymn of the Day: All Glory Be to God on High: LBW #166, ELW #410, LSB #947


OR my versification of the Nicene Creed, sung to “The Strife is O’er”

Credo, credo, credo in_ unum Deum!


Almighty Father, Creator blest, worlds sprang to life at his behest;

Seen and unseen, his name they confessed: Credo, credo!


Lord Jesus Christ, his only Son, in truth and substance, they are one;

Pure Light from Light, in him life’s begun: Credo, credo!


For us poor sinners, mortal and weak, he came from heav’n, the lost to seek,

God’s Word made flesh, salvation to speak. Credo, credo!


Born of the virgin, Mary most pure, and of the Spirit, to be sin’s cure,

Christ became man; let praises endure! Credo, credo!


For us, ‘neath Pilate’s judgment he died; for us, our Lord was crucified,

For us, he rose again, glorified: Credo, credo!


Ascended to the Father’s throne, he shall return, to judge everyone,

And rule fore’er, as God and Lord: Credo, credo!


Most Holy Spirit, life-giving Lord, one with the Father and Son, adored,

Inspiring prophets’ holy word. Credo, credo!


Making one holy Church in the world, one with apostles, martyrs and Lord,

One through baptism with water and Word. Credo, credo!


From sin forgiven, we are made free, Christ’s life from death our future shall be,

Forever praising the Trinity: Credo, credo!

(final refrain: as in opening)

Credo, credo, credo in_ unum Deum!


Communion Hymn #1: God Himself is Present: LBW #249, LSB #907

Communion Hymn #2: Holy, Holy, Holy: LBW #165, ELW #473, (LSB #507

Closing Hymn: Holy God, We Praise Your/Thy Name: LBW #535, ELW #414, LSB #940



In the power of the Holy Spirit, let us pray to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for the Church, the world, and all people according to their need.


A brief silence


Most holy God, take our breath away with your holiness and beauty. Fill us with your Spirit, and let us forever sing, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of hosts! Heaven and earth are full of his glory!”

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Keep your Church steadfast in faith; sound in doctrine; loving in service; generous in giving; joyful in worship; and holy in living. Fill it with the light of your presence, to guide many to faith in you.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Be the shelter, strength, and inheritance of all who are hated because of your holy Name. Give them courage, graciousness, and hope; and soften the hearts of their enemies.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Kindle the hearts and minds of the people of this congregation with your Spirit. Unite us to your Son, and use us to proclaim the gospel in words and deeds to all those we meet.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Today we remember our beloved dead, especially those who have given their lives for their country. Keep them ever in your care. Hasten the day when sin, warfare, and death shall be no more, and your eternal peace reigns undisturbed in every heart.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


There is no other God beside you. Give faith, wisdom, and righteousness to all people, especially our leaders. Conform our hearts to your will, and grant us grace to love one another as you love us.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Protect, guide, and defend all those who stand in harm’s way on behalf of others. Use them to establish safety and order in places of danger and chaos; and bring them home safely and soon.


Gather in your Son’s embrace all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit, including: {List}. Visit them with your salvation. Support them, and all who love them, with your holy and life-giving Spirit.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, keep safe our beloved dead. AS you have been for them, be also for us the Lord and Giver of life. Bring us, with the whole company of the redeemed of every time and place, into your presence, where we shall forever adore: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, our Lord and our God.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Gracious Father, through the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we are bold to ask these things in Jesus’ name. Whatever is in accordance with your will, grant us for your dear Son’s sake. Amen.