Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 17:20-21 | Sermon Text: Job 3:1-10; 4:1-9; 7:11-21 (Anguish and Lament)
Prayer of the Day: God above, take away our iniquity and pardon our transgressions. Were you to judge, we could not stand; strengthen our faith in your mercy and love as we work for your kingdom. We pray this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #846 Amen, We Praise Your Name
ELW #331 As the Deer Runs to the River
ELW #638 Blessed Assurance
ELW #698 How Long, O God
ELW #325 I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
ELW #699 In Deepest Night
ELW #624 Jesus, Still Lead On
ELW #696 Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #703 O God, Why Are You Silent
ELW #751 O Lord, Hear My Prayer
ELW #701 Once We Sang and Danced
ELW #704 When Pain of the World Surrounds Us
ELW #785 When Peace like a River
ELW #702 You, Dear Lord
WOV #656 By the Babylonian Rivers
OBS #64 In Sacred Manner
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; WOV=With One Voice; OBS=O Blessed Spring)
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #553 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #532 Gather Us In
ELW #239 Hark, the Glad Sound!
ELW #805 Lead On, O King Eternal!
ELW #886 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #600 Out of the Depths I Cry to You
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
Other options based on both:
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.
Great God, bless your church with fierce proclamation and hope. Grant wisdom and passion to bishops, pastors, and ministers of every sort. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Gifting God, bless all of your creation with an abundance of life. Grant us hearts full of care for all that you have made. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Glorious God, bless all the nations of the earth, bless tribes and peoples, bless states and provinces, and bless those with no nation or home. Grant justice to your world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Loving God, bless the brokenhearted with the knowledge of your love for them. Grant us compassion and a willingness to reach out to others. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Healing God, bless all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit (especially, …). Grant hope int he midst of trial and pain. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Eternal God, bless all the saints who now rest in you (especially,…). Grant sight and faith to us who still walk in their footsteps. 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.