Readings: Gospel Text: John 14:25-27 | Sermon Text: 2 Cor 1:1-11 (Consolation)
Prayer of the Day: God of all mercy and consolation, rescue us from the peril of death and grant us your peace. Work in and through us that our hope might be unshaken and our lives be testaments to your grace. We pray all this in the Triune name of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #410 All Glory Be to God on High
ELW #412 Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
ELW #247 Come Now, O Prince of Peace
ELW #408 Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #607 Come, Ye Disconsolate
ELW #401 Gracious Spirit, Hear Our Pleading
ELW #612 Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #414 Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #409 Kyrie! God, Father
ELW #786 O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #407 O Living Breath of God
ELW #449 We Know That Christ Is Raised
LBW # 164 Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
LBW #160 Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #511 Renew Me, O Eternal Light
W&P #133 That Christ Be Known
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise Songbook)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #404 Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove
ELW #804 Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #753 Dona nobis pacem
ELW #543 Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #253 He Came Down
ELW #595 Jesus Loves Me!
ELW #403 Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #631 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #517 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
ELW #766 Lord of Our Life
ELW #763 My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #534 Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
ELW #581 You Are Mine
WOV #700 I Received the Living God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other options based on both:
Prayers of Intercession:
Moved by the Holy Spirit and trusting that God’s Word works wherever it is proclaimed; we pray for the needs of the world, the church, and our neighbors.
A brief silence.
Bless your church with wise and faithful leaders and keep us steadfast in your word and hope. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Bless all of creation with your abundant life. Work in plants and fields, lake and streams, and make us better stewards of the richness of your creation. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Bless the nations with a desire for peace and justice and work your mercy and consolation into our broken systems. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.
Bless those who are treated unfairly and forced to the margins of society with hope and trust in you. Bring us closer to the afflicted, that we might serve you in serving them. Hear us, O God.Your mercy is great.
Bless those who suffer with endurance and move us to reach outside of our comfort zones to the broken places of life with your healing and love. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Bless the memories of the saints who have gone before us and strengthen our faith in you and your ability to rescue us from death. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Trusting in the power of your Spirit, we commend all for whom we pray into your abundant and merciful care. Amen.