Proper 9 (14)
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Easter 2C
Readings: Gospel Text: John 4:24-26 | Sermon Text: Psalm 150 (A Call to Praise)
Epistle Suggestion: 1 Peter 1:6-8
Prayer of the Day: God, you are great and greatly to be praised! May we join with everything that breathes in singing forth praises for your mighty deeds. But most of all, open our eyes to see the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, at work in the world; that we may praise the one who conquers darkness and raises us to new life. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #828. Alleluia! Voices Raise
ELW #883. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
ELW #373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
ELW #819. Come, All You People (Uyaimose)
ELW #412. Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
ELW #361. The Day of Resurrection!
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #535. Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises
ELW #365. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #881. Let All Things Now Living
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #763. My Life Flows On in Endless Song
ELW #295. Of the Father’s Love Begotten
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 #884/5. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #823. Praise the Lord! O Heavens
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #872. Praise Ye the Lord
ELW #821. Shout to the Lord
ELW #850/1. When in Our Music God Is Glorified
ELW #853. When Morning Gilds the Skies
LBW #527. All Creatures of Our God and King
LBW #531. Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne
LBW #550. From All That Dwell below the Skies
Various Hymnals A Summons to Praise
Various Hymnals Praise the Lord! His Glories Show
Various Hymnals Sing Praise to the Lord
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text:
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #687. Come to Us, Creative Spirit
ELW #526. God Is Here!
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #527. Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
Various Hymnals Brethren, we have met to worship
Various Hymnals God is a Spirit, Just and Wise
Various Hymnals There Is a Redeemer
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
Other options based on both:
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Sisters and brothers in Christ, God invites us to bring our doubts and fears, our joys and concerns, our petitions and praise, and offer them for the earth and all its creatures.
A brief silence.
We pray for the church and its leaders; that we may lead all of creation in praising you for your mighty and wonderful deeds. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for growing plants and animals; that the life you provide may lead to an abundant harvest through which all of creation may be sustained. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for the nations and the leaders of nations; that they may be guided in ways of peace and justice. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for the Spirit; that we may worship God in spirit and in truth. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
We pray for all who bear any pain (especially,…); that the surpassing greatness of God turn weeping into praise. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We pray for the saints who have gone before us; that the example of their praise might draw even greater praise from our own lips. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Receive these prayers, O God, and transform us through them, that we may have eyes to see and hearts to understand not only what you do on our behalf, but what you call us to do so that your realm will come to fruition in glory. Amen.