Pentecost Year 2
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 2C; Pentecost A
Readings: Gifts of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 (Acts 2:1-4 )
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): Spirit of fire, your holy presence burns bright within this world. Spread your spirit throughout our communities, so that our hearts may burn with love and hope. Amen.
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalPals; Word&World
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #416. At the Name of Jesus
ELW #656. Blest Be the Tie That Binds
ELW #822. Cantad al Señor (Oh, Sing to the Lord)
ELW #715. Christ, Be Our Light
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #654. The Church’s One Foundation
ELW #395. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord
ELW #247. Ososŏ, ososŏ (Come Now, O Prince of Peace)
ELW #209. Come, Risen Lord
ELW #408. Come, Thou Almighty King
ELW #687. Come to Us, Creative Spirit
ELW #470. Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
ELW #538. Enviado soy de Dios, mi mano lista está (The Lord now sends us forth)
ELW #401. Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading
ELW #786. O Holy Spirit, Enter In
ELW #582. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
ELW #650. In Christ There Is No East or West
ELW #697. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
ELW #674. Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
ELW #403. Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
ELW #676. Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
ELW #579. Lord, You Give the Great Commission
ELW #649. Miren qué bueno (Behold, How Pleasant)
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #743. Now to the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #496. One Bread, One Body
ELW #458. Praise and Thanksgiving Be to God
ELW #671. Shine, Jesus, Shine
ELW #396. Spirit of Gentleness
ELW #800. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
ELW #405. O Spirit of Life
ELW #407 Soplo de Dios Viviente (O Living Breath of God)
ELW #583. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #685. Take My Life, That I May Be
ELW #549 Thuma Mina (Send me, Jesus)
ELW #576. We All Are One in Mission
ELW #359. Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #488. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
LBW #472/3. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
LBW #164. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid
LBW #160. Filled with the Spirit’s Power
LBW #162. Lord God, the Holy Ghost
WOV #748. Bind Us Together
WOV #686. Holy Spirit, Come to Us
WOV #682. Praise the Spirit in Creation
WOV #749. When Love Is Found
Various Hymnals O Breath of Life (1920) by Bessie Porter Head
Various Hymnals Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race (1992) by Ruth Duck
Various Hymnals Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us (1971) by Brian Foley
Various Hymnals Sing a New Church (1991) by Delores Dufner
Various Hymnals Spirit of the Living God (1926) by Daniel Iverson
Various Hymnals We Are Many Parts (1986) by Marty Haugen
Various Hymnals When I Needed a Neighbor (1965) by Sydney Carter
Various Hymnals Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow (1983) by Thomas Troeger
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Empowering God, you gave the church the abiding presence of your Holy Spirit. Look upon your church today and hear our petitions.
A brief silence.
Holy Spirit, rest upon the church, inspire our witness and service that the whole world may know the love and grace of God. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Spirit, rest upon creation, work healing in wholeness where there is brokenness and knit all life into a glorious tapestry. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Spirit, rest upon the nations and their leaders, grant all of humanity to find unity, peace, and justice. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Spirit, rest upon the brokenhearted, wrap them in the loving arms of your care and lead them to the kowledge of your presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Spirit, rest upon the sick and the dying, bring healing, comfort and peace at the last. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Spirit, rest upon this congregation, show us how best to use the gifts you have given us for service in the name of Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Holy Spirit, rest upon us who are still on our pilgrimage and unite us into one body with all who have gone before. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Grant that, gathered and directed by your Spirit, we may confess Christ as Lord and combine our diverse gifts with a singular passion to continue his mission in this world
until we join in your eternal praise. Amen.
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