2nd Sunday of Lent NL332: Lament Over Jerusalem
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Lent 3C; Lent 2C
Psalm Text: Psalm 122
Sermon Text: Luke 13:1-9, 31-35
Other Text Suggestions: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1
Prayer of the Day (WP): Holy One of mighty power, your word is powerfully dangerous. Your word casts out demons. Your word heals incurable diseases. Your word devours empires. Your word transforms the fabric of the universe. Help us to stand in awe and fear of what your word is capable of doing. Give us courage to speak your word and wisdom to hear it, for the sake of the one whose very whisper can demolish sin, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Helpful Resources: SermonWriter, TextWeek, RevGalPals, re:Worship, Word&World, BibleHub
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #508. As Rain from the Clouds
ELW #645. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
ELW #733. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
ELW #324. In the Cross of Christ I Glory*
ELW #592. Just As I Am, without One Plea
ELW #768. Lead Me, Guide Me
ELW #660. Lift High the Cross
ELW #735. Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
ELW #596/7. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
ELW #858/9. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
ELW #831. The God of Abraham Praise
ELW #587/8. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
ELW #613. Thy Holy Wings
ELW #566. When Twilight Comes
ELW #719. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
ELW #484. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Gift of Finest Wheat)
LBW #427. O Jesus Christ, May Grateful Hymns Be Rising
Various Hymnals Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (1759) by J. Hart
Various Hymnals From Ashes to the Living Font (1994) by Alan J. Hommerding
Various Hymnals Shelter Me, O God (1984) by Bob Hurd
Various Hymnals You Are My Hiding Place (1981) by Maranatha! Music
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
* Lenten Hymns
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“Broken” By Michael Himes.
“Death Was Arrested” By Adam Kersh, Brandon Coker, et al.
“God Of The Poor (Beauty For Brokenness)” By Graham Kendrick.
“The Lost are Found” By Ben Fielding, Sam Knock.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Dakota Road options:
“ALL MY RELATIVES”
“BRING YOUR MERCY”
“LOVE TO THE WORLD”
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
Beloved friends, in this season of repentance and healing, we accept God’s invitation to be ever-mindful of the needs of others, offering our prayers on behalf of God’s community in the church and the world.
A brief silence.
For religious communities, that they may share peace, love, and justice with each other and the world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the beauty of the earth, that we may be ever more dedicated to protecting and preserving what you have entrusted to us. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For governments and leaders of governments, that they may devote themselves to service and compassion towards their citizens. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the lonely and brokenhearted, that they may find support and community and experience your great love for them. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For all who suffer in mind or body, that they may know your presence and find comfort and healing. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For us worshipping together now, that we may go forth from our worship in order to love and serve our neighbors. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For the saints who now rest in you (especially,…), that we may follow in their footsteps to our eternal home with you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Fill us with your strength to resist the seductions of our foolish desires and the tempter’s vain delights, that we may walk in obedience and righteousness, rejoicing in you with an upright heart. Amen.