Proper 24 (29)
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 4A
Readings: Gospel Text: John 7:24 | Sermon Texts: Psalm 51:10-14; 1 Samuel 16:1-13 (God Calls David)
Psalm Suggestion: N/A (See sermon texts)
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of strength, in David you chose a king with a big heart. Create clean and willing hearts in us, and choose us to do your work. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon texts:
ELW #801. Change My Heart, O God
ELW #185-188. Create in Me a Clean Heart
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #311. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
ELW #477. I Received the Living God
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #599. Lord Jesus, Think on Me
ELW #766. Lord of Our Life
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #606. Our Father, We Have Wandered
ELW #328. Restore in Us, O God
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #814. Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #613. Thy Holy Wings
Various Hymnals God of the Prophets
Various Hymnals God Sees the Heart
Various Hymnals The Smallest of My Brothers
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Contemporary options based on both:
“Holy Ground” By Christopher Beatty.
“Take My Life” By Scott Underwood.
“You Never Let Go” By Beth Redman, Matt Redman.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.
A brief silence.
Anointing God, send your spirit upon your church and its leaders that we may better live out and proclaim your grace and mercy for all the earth. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Shepherding God, as the seasons change and nature here in the north prepares for winter slumber provide the sustenance it needs for the coming months of rest. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Appointing God, make our leaders mindful of your power and presence in the world that they might serve with humility and justice for the betterment of all. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Naming God, ground us in our identities as your blessed and beloved children that our lives may reflect your peace and grace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Healing God, be with all who suffer this day (especially,…), that they might know the power of your healing love. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Restoring God, keep us firm in the faith and trusting in your eternal promises that we might one day join with all the saints in singing of your deliverance. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.