NL Worship Resources: March 6, 2016

Lent 3
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 89:1-4 | Sermon Text: Mark 12:28-44 (Great Commandment)
Prayer of the Day (WorkingPreacher): Lord of love, you have taught us that love is your greatest commandment. Teach us to love as unconditionally as you love us. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #303 Brightest and Best of the Stars
ELW #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #679 For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #612 Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #708 Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #750 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart
ELW #430 Rejoice, for Christ is King!
ELW #800 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #685 Take My Life, That I May Be (PATMOS)
ELW #583 Take My Life, That I May Be (TOMA MI VOLUNTAD)
ELW #686 We Give Thee but Thine Own
ELW #729 When the Poor Ones (Cuando el pobre)
W&P #42 Glorify Thy Name
Suggested hymns based on the Psalm text:
ELW #733 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #796 How Firm a Foundation
ELW #661 I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #839/840 Now Thank We All Our God
ELW #460 Now the Silence
ELW #632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #886 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #822 Oh, Sing to the Lord (Cantad al Señor)
ELW #842 Oh, Worship the King
ELW #432 The Head That Once Was Crowned
Other options  based on both:
“Ancient Skies” By Michael Gungor, Michael Rossback. As performed by Gungor.
“Come Now is the Time to Worship” By Brian Doerksen.
“Love the Lord” By Lincoln Brewster.
More contemporary suggestions here
Prayers of Intercession

O Lord, our rock and our redeemer, let the prayers we now offer, both in voice and in the silence of our hearts, be acceptable to you.

A brief silence.

May your church sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever. May we proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

May all of your creation bear witness to your redemptive and sustaining power, O Lord, forever. May we be good stewards of all that you have made. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

May your peace and justice rule over all lands and governments, O Lord, forever. May we work for justice and peace among all nations and peoples. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

May all who know injustice or oppression feel the firmness of your faithfulness, O Lord, forever. May we proclaim your love and mercy to a world desperate to hear of it. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

May your presence be known to all who suffer, O Lord, forever. May we be agents of your healing and comfort to all in need (especially,…). Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

May your love be known throughout eternity, O Lord, forever. May we, one day, join with all the faithful departed in singing of your steadfast love and faithfulness. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

 To you, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your boundless mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Amen.

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