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Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 4(9)C
Readings: Elijah at Mount Carmel – 1 Kings 18:17-39 (Mark 9:2-4)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of Elijah, with great fire you made your presence known to the worshipers of Baal. Help us to resist the temptation to place our trust and faith in anything other than you. Receive our worship and strengthen our faith. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, re:Worship, RevGalBlog, TextWeek
ELW #793. Be Thou My Vision
ELW #256. Comfort, Comfort Now My People
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #736. God the Sculptor of the Mountains
ELW #414. Holy God, We Praise Your Name
ELW #796. How Firm a Foundation
ELW #315. How Good, Lord, to Be Here!
ELW #317. Jesus on the Mountain Peak
ELW #876. Let the Whole Creation Cry
ELW #563. O Light Whose Splendor Thrills
ELW #545. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #316. Oh, Wondrous Image, Vision Fair
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #426. Sing with All the Saints in Glory
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #677. This Little Light of Mine
ELW #514. O Word of God Incarnate
LBW #238. God Has Spoken by His Prophets
Various Hymnals Be Still and Know by Anonymous
Various Hymnals Elijah (1994) by Bertus Polman
Various Hymnals On Carmel by Mary McLean
Various Hymnals Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (1675) by Johann Jakob Schütz
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
(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.
For all who witness to your love, mercy, and grace, that through them the world may know the way of Jesus Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the well-being of creation and for those that steward it, that where damage has been done, healing may occur. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the nations and their rulers, and for all who work for peace and justice in the earth, that all may know prosperity and health. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those in need: the hungry, the poor, the homeless, the outcast, the grieving, and the sick (especially,…), that they may know the nearness of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For doctors, nurses, aides, and all who work in providing healing to others, that they may be strengthened and comforted in their care for patients. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For those absent from our midst this day, that they may know God’s love in the their daily lives. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For all who have been baptized into Christ, that our confidence and hope in life eternal be assured. 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.