Readings: Gospel Text: Mark 8:22-26 | Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 (Walk by Faith not Sight)
Prayer of the Day: God of all eternity, bring sight to the world’s blindness. Open our eyes to see your glory and trust ever more in your unfailing love. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Lord. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #349 Ah, Holy Jesus
ELW #779 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #505 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #638 Blessed Assurance
ELW #626 By Gracious Powers
ELW #654 The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #247 Come Now, O Prince of Peace (Ososŏ, ososŏ)
ELW #807 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
ELW #673 God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #358 Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #661 I Love to Tell the Story
ELW #754 Jesus, the Very Thought of You
ELW #697 Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #744 Lord, Be Glorified
ELW #397 Loving Spirit
ELW #890 Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
ELW #759 My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #763 My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
ELW #322 Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #437 On Jordan’s Stormy Bank I Stand
ELW #623 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #635 We Walk by Faith
ELW #785 When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
LBW #527 All Creatures of Our God and King
LBW #505 Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go
LBW #211 Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
LBW #347 Jerusalem the Golden
LBW #302 Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness
LBW #326 My Heart Is Longing
LBW #437 Not Alone for Mighty Empire
LBW #114 There Is a Green Hill Far Away
W&P #120 Rejoice in the Mission
WOV #746 Day by Day
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise; WOV=With One Voice)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #515 Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #693 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
ELW #673 God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #886 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #510 Word of God, Come Down on Earth
LBW #426 O Son of God, in Galilee
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other options based on both:
“By Faith” By Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, et al.
“Dead Inside” By Skillet
“One Way” By Joel Houston, Jonathon Douglass.
“Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
“Walk By Faith” By Jeremy Camp.
“We Shall Not Be Shaken” By Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession:
Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.
A brief silence.
For the church throughout space and time; that through the work of the Spirit faith might be deepened, strengthened, and confidently shared with the whole world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For birds of the air and beasts of the field; that all living and growing things be well taken care of and the bounty of creation be justly stewarded. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For our president, governor, representatives and senators; that our systems of government work to protect and defend those most in need. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those who groan and cry out in loneliness or despair; that the comfort of our eternal God might fill them with confidence and hope. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit (especially,…); that their pain maybe swallowed up by life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For those who now rest in the eternal light of God; that their example might strengthen our faith and assure us of the promise of the Spirit. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.