Proper 22(27) Year 1 (Pentecost 17)
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 9B, Proper 4(9)B, Proper 26(31)B
Readings: Hear, O Israel – Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9 (Mark 12:28-31)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Loving Lord, you gave commandments to your people as a gift. Teach us to be obedient to your word and to care for each other as we do your will. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #257. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
ELW #679. For the Fruit of All Creation
ELW #358. Great God, Your Love Has Called Us
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #450. I Bind unto Myself Today
ELW #708. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
ELW #863. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
ELW #519. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #461. Fight the Good Fight
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
LBW #411. Lord of All Good
WOV #664. A New Commandment
Various Hymnals As the Deer Pants for the Water (1984) by Marty Nystrom
Various Hymnals Christians, let us love one another (1973) by A. Nigro
Various Hymnals For the Life That You Have Given (1987) by Carl Daw
Various Hymnals The Lord Is God, There Is No Other (1980) by Daniel Meeter
Various Hymnals Love God with all your soul and strength (1866) by Isaac Watts
Various Hymnals Love the Lord Your God (1991) by Jean & Jim Strathdee
Various Hymnals Tell Your Children (1980) by Grace Hawthorne
Various Hymnals We Are Your People (1973) by Brian Wren
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“Come Now is the Time to Worship” By Brian Doerksen.
“Every Move I Make” By David Ruis.
“The King of Love My Shepherd Is” By Henry Williams Baker, John Bacchus Dykes.
“Micah 6:8” By Charlie Hall.
More options 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.
Lord God, help the church to worship only you, keep your name sacred, and honor the sabbath; turn our focus ever towards you and towards seeing you in our neighbors. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord God, you called all that you made good; make us better stewards of creation and restore what we have damaged to goodness and wholeness. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord God, you us gave the gift of the law; be at work in our systems of justice that they might be good and righteous, working on behalf of the injured and oppressed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord God, write your persistent love on our minds, lips, and hearts; inspire us in our teaching of the faith to the generations who will follow after us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord God, work in the lives of any who suffer (especially, …); bring comfort to those entombed by pain, disease, or despair. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord God, steep us in your loving Word; move those assembles here today to acts of mercy, love, and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Lord God, hold the faithful dead in your arms and comfort those who grieve; unite believers of all places and times in loving you and loving one another. 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.