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The Luther Rose

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Voices Raised to You We Offer:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/voices-raised-to-you-we-offer/

How Wide the Love of Christ:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/how-wide-the-love-of-christ/

O Christ, Who Called the Twelve:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/o-christ-who-called-the-twelve/

Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/lord-help-us-walk-your-servant-way/

I Lie, O Lord, Within Your Care:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/i-lie-o-lord-within-your-care/

As the Deer Runs to the River:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/as-the-deer-runs-to-the-river/

God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/god-of-tempest-god-of-whirlwind/

We Come to You for Healing, Lord:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/we-come-to-you-for-healing-lord/

Bring Peace to Earth Again:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/bring-peace-to-earth-again/

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Bring Peace to Earth Again   2 comments

Ruins of Old St. Michael’s Cathedral, Coventry, England, with the New Cathedral to the Right

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The Official Website of the Cathedral:

http://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/

Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Words (in 1996) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

(http://www.wfn.org/2007/03/msg00237.html)

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1.  Where armies scourge the countryside,

and people flee in fear,

where sirens scream through flaming nights,

and death is ever near:

O God of mercy, hear our prayer:

bring peace to earth again!

2.  Where anger festers in the heart,

and strikes with cruel hand;

where violence stalks the troubled streets,

and terror haunts the land:

O God of mercy, hear our prayer:

bring peace to earth again!

3.  Where homes are torn by bitter strife,

and love dissolves in blame;

where walls you meant for shelt’ring care

hide deeds of hurt and shame:

O God of mercy, hear our prayer:

bring peace to earth again!

4.  O God, whose heart compassionate

ev’ry human pain,

redeem this violent, wounding world

till gentleness shall reign.

O God of mercy, hear our prayer:

bring peace to earth again!

We Come to You for Healing, Lord   2 comments

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley, California

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Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Words (in 2002) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

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1.  We come to you for healing, Lord,

of body, mind, and soul,

and pray that by, your Spirit’s touch,

we may again be whole.

2.  As once you walked through ancient streets

and reached toward those in pain,

come, risen Christ, among us still

with power to heal again.

3.  You touch us through physicians’ skills,

through nurses’ gifts of care,

and through the love of faithful friends

who lift our lives in prayer.

4.  When nights are long with wakefulness,

through days when strength runs low,

grant us your gift of patience, Lord,

your calming peace to know.

5.  We come to you, O loving Lord,

in our distress and pain,

in trust that through our nights and days

your grace will heal, sustain.

God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind   1 comment

A Russian Orthodox Icon for Pentecost

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Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Words (in 2000) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

(http://www.wfn.org/2007/03/msg00237.html)

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1.  God of tempest, God of whirlwind,

as on Pentecost descend!

Drive us out from sheltered comfort;

past these walls your people send!

Sweep us into costly service,

there with Christ to bear the cross,

there with Christ to bear the cross!

2. God of blazing, God of burning,

all that blocks your purpose, purge!

Through your church, Christ’s living Body,

let your flaming Spirit surge!

Where deceit conceals injustice,

kindle us to speak your truth,

kindle us to speak your truth!

3.  God of earthquake, God of thunder,

shake us loose from lethargy!

Break the chains of sin asunder,

for earth’s healing set us free!

Crumble walls that still divide us;

make us one in Christ our Lord,

make us one in Christ our Lord!

4.  God of passion, God unsleeping,

stir in us love’s restlessness!

Where the people cry in anguish,

may we share your heart’s distress.

Rouse us from content with evil;

claim us for your kingdom’s work,

claim us for your kingdom’s work!

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/fiftieth-day-of-easter-day-of-pentecost-year-b/

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/fiftieth-day-of-easter-day-of-pentecost-year-a/

As the Deer Runs to the River   2 comments

An Oasis

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Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Words (in 2002) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

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1.  As the deer runs to the river,

parched and weary from the chase,

we have come from hurt and hurry,

thirsting for your healing grace.

Jesus, source of living water,

may we drink of you and live!

2.  When your Israel crossed the desert

where no stream or spring was seen,

Moses struck the rock, and water

flowed for them, refreshing, clean.

Jesus, source of living water,

may we drink of you and live!

3.  “Come and drink,” Isaiah summoned,

“all who for God’s mercy plead!

God’s forgiveness, like a fountain,

flows to satisfy your need.”

Jesus, source of living water,

may we drink of you and live!

4.  Christ, we come from desert places,

deepest thirst unsatisfied.

Lead us to the waters flowing

from the cross on which you died.

Jesus, source of living water,

may we drink of you and live!

I Lie, O Lord, within Your Care   1 comment

The Constellation Orion

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Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Original words by Jochen Klepper (1903-1942); English translation (in 2000) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

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1.  I lie, O Lord, within Your care,

Awake or when I’m sleeping.

Whoever trusts in Your strong arms

Is safe within Your keeping.

2.  Lord, You alone keep constant watch;

My restless heart You quiet.

When darkness fills the night with fear,

I will by faith defy it.

3.  When shadows fall, I will not dwell

On troubles that distress me,

Nor let some painful memory

Embitter and oppress me.

4.  It is enough that You are near;

I need not now discover

What hidden plans You have for me,

My future’s path uncover.

5.  Tomorrow’s road I cannot trace

Nor know what ills will meet me.

You only ask that I be still

And trust You there will greet me.

6.  Each dawning day to which I wake

Will show Your hand still guiding

And ev’ry good my life requires

Your grace again providing.

7.  Though troubles still may cloud the sky,

I’ll see beyond them shining

A light to show some hidden way–

A way of Your designing.

8.  Since You have gently touched my eyes,

I’ll sleep through tears of sorrow.

Though long the night, my God, my friend,

Will be my guide tomorrow.

Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way   17 comments

A Hiking Trail

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Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Words (in 1997) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

(http://www.wfn.org/2007/03/msg00237.html)

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1.  Lord, help us walk Your servant way

Wherever love may lead

And bending low, forgetting self,

Each serve the other’s need.

2.  You came to earth, O Christ, as lord,

But pow’r You laid aside.

You lived Your years in servanthood;

In lowliness You died.

3.  No golden scepter but a towel

You place within the hands

Of those who seek to follow You

And live by Your commands.

4.  You bid us bend our human pride

Nor count ourselves above

The lowest place, the meanest task

That waits the gift of love.

5.  Lord, help us walk Your servant way

Wherever love may lead

And, bending low, forgetting self,

Each serve the other’s need.

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/week-of-7-epiphany-tuesday-year-2/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/week-of-proper-2-tuesday-year-2/

O Christ, Who Called the Twelve   15 comments

Apostles

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Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Words (in 1993) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

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1.  O Christ, who called the Twelve

To rise and follow You,

Forsaking old, familiar ways

For ventures bold and new:

Grant us to hear Your call

To risk security

And, bound in heart and will to You,

Find perfect liberty.

2.  O Christ, who taught the Twelve

The truth for ages sealed,

Whose words and works awakened faith,

The ways of God revealed:

Instruct us now, we pray,

By Your empow’ring Word.

True teacher, be for all who seek

Their light, their life, their Lord.

3.  O Christ, who led the Twelve

Among the desolate

And broke as bread of life for all

Your love compassionate:

Lead us along the ways

Where hope has nearly died

And help us climb the lonely hills

Where love is crucified.

4.  O Christ, who sent the Twelve

On roads they’d never trod

To serve, to suffer, teach, proclaim

The nearer reign of God:

Send us on ways where faith

Transcends timidity,

Where love informs and hope sustains

Both life and ministry.

5.  O Christ, th’apostles’ Lord,

The martyrs’ strength and song,

The crucified and risen King

To whom the saints belong:

Though generations pass,

Our tribute still we bring,

Our hymns a sacrifice of praise,

Our lives an offering.

How Wide the Love of Christ   8 comments

Lamb of God

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(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stained_glass_Agnus_Dei.jpg)

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Words (in 1997) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

(http://www.wfn.org/2007/03/msg00237.html)

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1.  How wide the love of Christ!

It knows not class or race

But upholds our one humanity

Within its broad embrace.

2.  How long the love of Christ!

Its patience will not cease

Until this broken world is bound

In everlasting peace.

3.  How high the love of Christ!

Beyond all thought it soars,

And yet upon our passing lives

Unmeasured mercy pours.

4.  How deep the love of Christ!

Descending to a cross!

He bears within His wounded hands

All human pain and loss.

5.  All praise to You, O Christ,

For love whose depth and height,

Whose length and breadth fill time and space

With endless life and light!

Voices Raised to You We Offer   1 comment

The Matterhorn

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(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Matterhorn_Riffelsee_2005-06-11.jpg)

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Words (in 1997) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

(http://www.wfn.org/2007/03/msg00237.html)

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1.  Voices raised to You we offer;

Tune them, God, for songs of praise.

Hearts and hands we bring in tribute

For Your gifts through all our days.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Triune God, to You we sing!

2.  All creation joins to praise You;

Earth and sky Your works display.

Art and music, gifts You lend us,

We return to You today.

Alleluia! Alleluia! God, Creator, source of life!

3.  Christ, the song of Love incarnate,

Touching earth with heaven’s grace,

For Your living, suff’ring, dying,

For Your rising, hear our praise!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ, Redeemer, Lord of life!

4.  Spirit, flaming, through creation,

Kindle faith within each heart.

Lift our voices high in chorus;

Through our hands Your love impart.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Spirit, Helper, breath of life!

5.  How can any praise we offer

Measure all the thanks we owe?

Take our hearts and hands and voices–

Gifts of love we can bestow.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Triune God, to You we sing!