Epiphany 4 Year 2
Closest RCL Sunday(s): Proper 8(13)B
Readings: Jairus’ Daughter Healed – Mark 5:21-43 (Psalm 131)
Prayer of the Day (Working Preacher): God of healing, when someone in your world suffers, you suffer as well. Restore your world and heal your children so that no one needs to suffer any longer. Amen
Other Resources: WorkingPreacher, TextWeek, RevGalBlog, BibleHub
Suggested hymns based on the texts:
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #610. O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
ELW #729. The Church of Christ, in Every Age
ELW #804. Come Down, O Love Divine
ELW #470. Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
ELW #612. Healer of Our Every Ill
ELW #755. Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
ELW #886. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
ELW #549. Send Me, Jesus (Thuma Mina)
ELW #809. Send Me, Lord (Thuma mina)
ELW #655. Son of God, Eternal Savior
ELW #617. We Come to You for Healing, Lord
LBW #427. O Jesus Christ, May Grateful Hymns Be Rising
LBW #431. Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
Various Hymnals Heal Us, Emmanuel, Hear Our Prayer (1779) by William Cowper
Various Hymnals Immortal Love, for ever full (1866) by John Whittier
Various Hymnals We Cannot Measure How You Heal (1989) by John Bell
Various Hymnals When Jesus the Healer (1979) by Peter D. Smith
Various Hymnals Woman in the Night (1982) by Brian Wren
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other (mostly contemporary) options:
“My Lighthouse” As performed by Rend collective
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” By Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, et al.
More options here.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
God of revelation, as we gather in praise for the gracious mystery of your Son, we remember the many needs of your church and your world.
A brief silence.
Raise up leaders for the church, leaders who will boldly and loudly proclaim your Gospel of love and mercy for all the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Raise up leaders for the stewardship of creation, leaders who will work to restore creation and bring wholeness to the earth. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Raise up leaders for the nations, leaders that will act with humility and wise judgement for the sake of all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Raise up leaders in our communities, leaders that will strengthen and deepen relationship and reach out in welcome to those on the margins. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Raise up leaders in the medical community, leaders that will work diligently to find cures and offer new treatments. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Raise up leaders in this assembly, leaders that will challenge us when we are too comfortable and comfort us when we are in pain. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We give you thanks for the leaders of the past, leaders who worked to share your light and love through the generations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Guide us on the path of salvation, O God, that the radiance and power of your Holy Spirit working in the world will gather together all peoples and nations in one community to offer you worship and proclaim your splendor. Amen.
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