NL Worship Resources: February 11, 2018


Color: White
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 4A
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 27:1-4 | Sermon Text: John 9:1-41 (The Man Born Blind)
Epistle Suggestion: 1 John 2:7-11
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of miracles, sometimes we are slow to believe in your power, even when your miracles occur all around us each and every day. Open our eyes to see and our hearts to believe. Amen

Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:

ELW #724. All who love and serve your city
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #314. Arise, Your Light Has Come!
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #515. Break Now the Bread of Life
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #737. He Comes to Us as One Unknown
ELW #673. God, Whose Almighty Word
ELW #543. Go, My Children, with My Blessing
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #811. On My Heart Imprint Your Image
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #562. O Radiant Light, O Sun Divine
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #334. Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery
ELW #445. Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters
ELW #510. Word of God, Come Down on Earth
WOV #696. I’ve Just Come from the Fountain
Various Hymnals He Healed the Darkness of My Mind
Various Hymnals The Light of the World is Jesus
Various Hymnals We Have Been Told
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship;  LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):

ELW #629. Abide with Me
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #847. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
ELW #880. O God beyond All Praising
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #533. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
ELW #791. We Sing to You, O God
ELW #774. What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine
WOV #635. Surely It Is God Who Saves Me
Various Hymnals How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place
Various Hymnals The Lord Is My Light
Various Hymnals Remember Your Love
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)

Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)” As performed by Hillsong.
Here I Am to Worship” By Tim Hughes.
Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More contemporary suggestions here.

Prayers of Intercession:

(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)

God of revelation, as we gather in praise for the gracious mystery of your Son, we remember the many needs of your church and your world.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church, and it’s leaders; that we may be persistent in our proclamation of your grace and love for all people. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for lakes and streams, oceans and seas; that the cleansing waters of the world be kept healthy and whole. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the nations; that all leaders and influencers may seek reconciliation and peace amongst all peoples. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for our spiritual blindness; that we may see your light in the world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all who are hurt or suffering (especially,…); that your amazing healing may be at work in their lives. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Here other intercessions may be offered.

We pray for the faithfully departed; that their lives may continue to point us to your light and life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Guide us on the path of salvation, O God, that the radiance and power of your Holy Spirit working in the world will gather together all peoples and nations in one community to offer you worship and proclaim your splendor. Amen.

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