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Prayers of the Church, Lessons, Hymns , June 30: 6th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8

 

Lamentations 3:22-33 (God’s steadfast love & compassion never cease)

Psalm 30 (I cried to you for help; you healed me; what profit if I go into the Pit?)

2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15 (Be generous in giving to needs of the saints)

                RCL/ELW: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (Omits example of Macedonians)

Mark 5:21-43 (A girl restored to life; a woman with flow of blood healed)

Opening hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness: WOV 771, ELW #733, LSB #809

Hymn of the Day:  I Know that My Redeemer Lives, v. 1-4: LBW #352, ELW #619, LSB #461

OR (If preaching on Corinthians): Take My Life, That I May Be: LBW 406, ELW #585 (A nice Hispanic tune), #685; Take My Life, And Let It Be: LSB #783, 784

OR (If celebrating Independence Day this weekend, put closing hymn here):

                I Know that My Redeemer Lives, v. 5-8: LBW #352, ELW #619, LSB #461

Communion Hymn #1: Precious Lord, Take My Hand: WOV #731, ELW #773, LSB #739

OR How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds: LBW #345, ELW #620, LSB #524

Communion Hymn #2: Day By Day: WOV #746, ELW #790

OR Give Me Jesus: WOV 777, ELW #770

OR (If you didn’t use it last week) I am Trusting You, Lord Jesus: LBW #460, LSB #729

Closing Hymn: (If celebrating Independence Day next weekend): I Know that My Redeemer Lives, v. 5-8: LBW #352, ELW #619, LSB #461

                OR (If celebrating Independence Day this weekend): My Country, ‘Tis of Thee: LBW #565

OR God Bless Our Native Land: LBW #569, ELW #891, LSB #965

 

 

THE PRAYERS 

 

Let us come before the Throne of Mercy with our prayers for the Church, the world, and one another.

A brief silence

Dear Father, thank you for the compassion and healing you give us in Jesus! Thank you for your grace, mercy, and steadfast love! Give us the courage and wisdom to share these wonderful gifts with others, especially those who need them the most.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Have compassion on your Church. Heal it from false teaching, unkind acts, and unfaithful witness. Raise it up from sloth and sin. Provide for its needs so it may generously share your grace with others. Make it lovely in righteousness, to draw many people to their Beautiful Savior.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Incline your ear to your persecuted Church, so that they may never despair of your goodness. May they give thanks to you forever for your great mercy. Shield and defend your missionaries, especially when they are met with hostility and rejection.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill the people of this congregation with gentleness, generosity, and compassion. Help us reflect Jesus’ goodness to everyone we meet. Let our church becomes a haven of grace to everyone.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Keep this nation under your guiding eye, and knit us together in the common purpose of knowing we are intended to be “one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.” Bestow wisdom, prudence, and goodness on all earthly rulers, especially in our own land. Inflame them only with the earnest desire to love justice, seek mercy, and walk humbly before you, their Lord and King.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Clothe all who wear the sackcloth of suffering with the clean linen of your salvation and joy. We lift before you the needs of: {List}. Give them such confidence in you that they constantly turn to you for help. Grant skill and tenderness  to all who love and care for them. Use them to ease suffering, restore hope, and strengthen faith.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

There is no profit if we go down to the pit; nor shall dust praise your faithfulness. So we praise you for your Son’s triumph over sin and death. We bless you for the eternal life you bestow for his sake. Give us the full measure of your Spirit. Help us to trust you when we are surrounded by our ancient enemies. Equip us to encourage one another along our common pilgrimage. Make us cling to Jesus until he unbars the gates of your Kingdom, and you welcome us home.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Graciously hear, and generously answer our prayers as may be best for us and give you the greatest glory, for the sake of your dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

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