5th Sunday after Epiphany NL325: Raising the Widow’s Son
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 9C, Proper 4(9)C, Proper 5(10)C
Psalm Text: Psalm 119:105-107
Sermon Text: Luke 7:1-17
Other Text Suggestions: 1 Kings 17:17-24, Galatians 1:11-24
Prayer of the Day (WP): Healing Lord, by your goodness you healed many who were ill, even raising the dead to life. Restore us to new life, healing our hearts, minds, and spirits, so that we may proclaim praise and gratitude for your compassion to all who will hear. In the name of the one who is himself new life, Jesus Christ our savior. Amen.
Helpful Resources: SermonWriter, Sermon Writer, TextWeek, RevGalPals, re:Worship, Word&World, BibleHub
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #705. God of Grace and God of Glory
ELW #618. Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #620. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
ELW #769. If You But Trust in God to Guide You
ELW #332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #860. I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #335. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #712. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #220. May the God of All Healing
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #379. Now the Green Blade Rises
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #843. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
ELW #773. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
ELW #623. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #787. On Eagle’s Wings
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #614. There Is a Balm in Gilead
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #617. We Come to You for Healing, Lord
ELW #785. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
LBW #493. Hope of the World
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life (2003) by Herman Stuempfle
Various Hymnals Easter Alleluia (1986) by Marty Haugen
Various Hymnals I Stand in Awe (1987) by Mark Altrogge
Various Hymnals We Cannot Measure How You Heal (1989) by John Bell
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
* Epiphany/Time After Epiphany Hymns
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“Breath Of God” By Vicky Beeching.
“Glorious Unfolding” By Steven Curtis Chapman.
“More Than Conquerors” As performed by Rend collective.
“My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
More contemporary suggestions here.
Dakota Road options:
“BUILD UP – Isaiah 57, 58”
“DREAM GOD’S DREAM”
“FROM NOW ON”
“I WILL SING TO YOU”
“OPEN MY HEART TO YOUR LOVE”
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Sisters and brothers, our baptismal vows call us to compassion and mercy on behalf of those in need. We offer our prayers for the church and the world.
A brief silence.
Heal the church, O Lord, and protect it from hypocrisy, oppression, and injustice. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal the world, O Lord, and use us bring about your abundant providence for all people. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal the nations, O Lord, and turn us from selfishness and violence towards cooperation and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal those suffering in mind or spirit, O Lord, grant them the knowledge of your great love and care for them. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal those suffering in body, O Lord, and restore them to wholeness in you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Heal this assembly, O Lord, and deepen our faith in your eternal promises. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We give you thanks for the healing you worked through the saints before us, please use us to bring your wholeness to the world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Lord God, you revealed your Son in the waters of the Jordan and anointed him with the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim good news to all people. Sanctify us by the same Spirit, that we may proclaim the healing power of the gospel by acts of love in your name. Amen.