Readings: Gospel Text: Luke 6:20-23 | Sermon Text: Job 42:7-17 (Recompense)
Prayer of the Day: Lord, kindle not your wrath against us; especially when we do not speak rightly of you. Hear the cry of our supplications and forgive us our follies. God of blessing, look on us with kindness and mercy. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #629 Abide with Me
ELW #846 Amen, We Praise Your Name
ELW #638 Blessed Assurance
ELW #245 Creator of the Stars of Night
ELW #748 O God in Heaven
ELW #751 O Lord, Hear My Prayer (The Lord Is My Song)
ELW #745 Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
ELW #606 Our Father, We Have Wandered
ELW #600 Out of the Depths I Cry to You
ELW #623 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
ELW #601 Savior, When in Dust to You
ELW #792 When Memory Fades
ELW #785 When Peace like a River
ELW #602 Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
LBW #322 The Clouds of Judgment Gather
LBW # 321 The Day Is Surely Drawing Near
LBW #462 God the Omnipotent!
LBW #418 Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor
LBW #318 The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow
LBW #443 Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray
Suggested hymns based on the Gospel text:
ELW #728 Blest Are They
ELW #553 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #729 The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #605 Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive
ELW #744 Lord, Be Glorified
ELW #886 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #351/352 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW #864/865 Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
ELW #497 Strengthen for Service, Lord
ELW #359 Where Charity and Love Prevail
LBW #17 How Blest Are Those Who Know Their Need of God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Other options based on both:
Prayers of Intercession:
Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.
A brief silence.
God of blessing; bless your church with wisdom and courage, that every disciple may be bold in their proclamation of your love and mercy. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of restoration; restore streams and lakes, forests and fields, that your creation may thrive and flourish with the abundance of your life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of blessing; bless the nations of the world, that your peace and justice may reign in the hearts of all. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of restoration; restore the fallen and brokenhearted to hope and trust in you, that your love may be known even in the midst of darkness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of blessing; bless those who suffer in any way (especially, …), that your healing presence and peace bring comfort and wholeness to all in need. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
God of restoration; bless all who have gone before us and keep us firm in the faith, that when the new heaven and new earth come we may all rejoice in your restoration of all things. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.