May 14

God’s Love Poured Out

Year 1  ( 2022 – 2023 )


Romans [3:28-30] 5:1-11


Paul writes of justification by faith. We “boast in our sufferings…because God’s love has been poured into our hearts…” “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Through Christ, we have been reconciled.

Prayer of Confession

Reconciling God,
you are the Giver
of faith, peace, grace, hope, and love.
Freely, you pour these gifts into our hearts
through your Holy Spirit.
Forgive us, Gracious One,
for all the ways we neglect or hoard your gifts to us.
Forgive us, too, for all the ways we try to manufacture
such things for ourselves.
When we were lost in our own fruitless striving,
you came among us in Christ Jesus
to show a better Way.
You reconciled us to yourself.
Teach us to embrace and to share
the faith, peace, grace, hope, and love you alone can give.

Congregational Song Suggestions

“Christ Calls to Me”

By Adam M. L. Tice

Available from Stars Like Grace at

Christ Has Broken Down the Wall

VT 174

“Every Word and Every Breath”

Text: Adam M. L. Tice

Tune: Mark Miller

Available from Unbound at

“Hope Will Not Fail”

Text: David Bjorlin

Tune: Mark Miller

Available from Unbound at

How Great Thou Art

ELW 856, GTG 625, OLOFOB 22, VT 436

“I Love to Tell the Story of Jesus Here on Earth”

By Chris Shelton

Available from Unbound at

“In Christ Alone”

OLOFOB 517, SSS 656, VT 332

“Nzambi wakatamba/God Loves All His Many People”

VT 767

Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”

ELW 843, WR 93

Beyond the Hymnal

 “We Are Blessed (to Bless a World in Pieces)”

by Andy Flanagan