Easter 3 Year 2
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Peter Heals in Jerusalem – Acts 3:1-10 (Mark 6:53-56)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Holy Lord, your followers gave to your children something more powerful and more valuable than riches. They gave healing and hope. Bring healing and hope into our world and show us evidence of your presence in our lives. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, BibleHub, RevGalPals, re:Worship
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
ELW #770. Give Me Jesus
ELW #740. God of the Sparrow
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #529. Jesus, We Are Gathered
ELW #502. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
ELW #778. The Lord’s My Shepherd
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #789. Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #435. O God, Whose Will Is Life and Good
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals A Party For John (2000) by John Ylvisaker
Various Hymnals For the Healing of the Nations (1968) by Fred Kaan
Various Hymnals The Love of the Lord (1988) by Michael Joncas
Various Hymnals Silver and Gold Have I None (??) by Anonymous
Various Hymnals Stand Up, Friends (1986) by Brian A. Wren
Various Hymnals You Are Our God; We Are Your People (1978) by David Hoekema
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Kindness” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
“Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Let us pray for the needs of the church and the world to God who raised Jesus to new life.
A brief silence.
Heal the brokenness of the church, O Lord; overcome divisions and schisms that your church may boldly proclaim unity and community in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal the brokenness of creation, O Lord; where there is damage, bring healing, where there is death, bring life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal the brokenness of the nations, O Lord; bring justice where there is injustice, and bring peace where there is strife. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal the brokenness of our communities, O Lord; bind us together in deep and authentic communities of care and grace. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal the brokenness of our lives, O Lord; ease pain and bring healing wherever it is needed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal the brokenness of our congregation, O Lord; turn us ever outward towards the people around us that we may be a community of welcome, hospitality, and inclusion. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Heal the brokenness of death, O Lord; and make us certain that because Christ lives we too shall live. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Through the resurrection of your son, O God, you destroy the power of death and remove your people’s shame. By the power of the Spirit, raise us from sin and seat us at the paschal feast, that we may rejoice in the gift of salvation Jesus has won for us. Amen.
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