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A SERVICE OF HEALING (FOR THOSE SUFFERING
EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, GRIEF, DIVORCE, AND
PHYSICAL AILMENTS)

MUSIC & WORSHIP RESOURCES

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Charles B. Cotton, Jr., Member of the Young Adult Lectionary Liturgists Team

Worship Planning Notes

In todayís world there is a need for healing. Many people suffer from emotional distress, grief, divorce, and physical ailments. It is important to continue to include healing services within the life of the church. People come to church expecting a breakthrough that will release them from their ailments. With this hunger and desire, you have the charge to lead worshipers to a God who can handle all of their infirmities and bear their diseases.

The planning for this moment can be profound yet simple. The plan below is a foundation for you to build upon. You may want to add more steps after you hear and record the testimonies of those worshipers who were healed.

  • Create a half sheet prayer form. Ask worshipers what is their request for healing. At the conclusion of the form state: ďWhen you receive the manifestation of your healing, please contact [fill in the name of the applicable group or person at your church] with your testimony.Ē

  • Put an announcement about the prayer forms in your bulletin and mention it using social media.

  • Pass out the forms 2 weeks before the service.

  • Gather the forms 1 week before the service. Place them on the altar of the sanctuary and ask the intercessors of your church to pray unceasingly until the day of the healing service.

  • Assemble an Intercessor Team that will be able to intercede during the actual healing service. Unless the entire service is used just for prayer and anointing, have an ideal place in your church where people can go for special prayers while worship is going on in the main sanctuary.

  • Assemble an Intercessors Team that will be able to receive the testimonies of the worshipers after the actual day of the service.

1. Call to Worship

Leader: We come this morning seeking healing, so we bring you our pain.

Congregation: We come this morning seeking answers, so we bring you our questions.

Leader: We come this morning seeking comfort, so we bring you our dis-ease.

Congregation: We come this morning seeking freedom, so we bring you our inhibitions.

Leader: We come this morning seeking peace, so we bring you our conflicts.

Congregation: We come this morning seeking love, so we bring you our pride.

Leader: We come this morning seeking forgiveness, so we bring you our sins.

Congregation: We come this morning seeking success, so we bring you our fear.

All: We come to you, O God, who makes a way out of no way. We come seeking to be in your presence one more time. Take away our sadness and give us your joy.

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) Blessed Assurance. By Fanny Crosby. Tune, (ASSURANCE), by Phoebe Palmer Knapp

(b) Victory in Jesus. By Eugene M. Bartlett. Tune, (HARTFORD).

(c) God Will Take Care of You. By Civilla D. Martin. Tune by W. Stillman Martin

(d) Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior. By Fanny J. Crosby. Tune by William H. Doane

(e) God Never Fails. By George Jordan

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Standing in the Need of Prayer. Arr. by Moses Hogan for SATB div. a cappella

(b) Be Still and Know. By Clay Evans; adapted from Psalm 46:10

(c) I Can Go to God in Prayer. By Calvin Bridges

(d) There Is a Balm in Gilead. Negro Spiritual

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) Trouble in My Way. Traditional

(b) Yes Out There. By Jonathan Nelson

(c) Jesus Is My Help. By Melvin Crispell

(d) The Potterís House. By Walter Hawkins

(e) Balm in Gilead. By Elbernita Clark

5. Liturgical Dance and Mime Ministry Music
(a) Iíll Just Trust Your Word. By Kathy Taylor and Mack

(b) Perfect Peace. By Rudolph Stanfield

(c) God Is a Healer. By Kurt Carr

(d) Iíll Trust You. By Richard Smallwood

6. Anthems
(a) I Need Thee Every Hour. Arr. by John Ness Beck

(b) He Shall Feed His Flock. Arr. by James Cleveland

(c) O For a Faith. Arr. by Nathan Carter

(d) I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes. By Adolphus Hailstork

7. Modern Songs
(a) God Still Heals. By Kevon Carter

(b) Healing. By Kelly Price

(c) But the Blood. By Kirk Franklin

8. Offertory Song or Instrumental
(a) His Blood Still Works. By Vashawn Mitchell

(b) Healer. By Mike Guglielmucci

(c) I Shall Live. Jason Nelson

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Spirit of the Living God. By Daniel Iverson

(b) I Need Thee Every Hour. By Annie S. Hawkes. Tune, (NEED), by Robert Lowery

(c) Peace of God. By Carnell Murrell

(d) Does Jesus Care? By Frank E. Graeff. Tune by J. Lincoln Hall

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) I Can Depend on God. By Patrick Love

(b) Healing. By Richard Smallwood

(c) We Need a Word from the Lord. By Thomas Whitfield

(d) Have Thine Own Way Lord. By Adelaide A. Pollard. Tune by George C. Stebbins. Arr. by. Ronald St. Clair Williams

11. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Lord I Believe. By Percy Bady

(b) Yes. Valencia Lacy

(c) He Touched Me. By William J. Gaither

12. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) Healed. By Jonathan Nelson

(b) Still Mighty, Still Strong. By J. J. Hairston

(c) Holding On. By Patrick Love

Cites and Additional Information for Music and Materials Listed

1. Call to Worship Ė We Come This Morning Seeking. Used with permission.
Location:
Davis, Valerie Bridgeman and Safiyah Fosua, Assoc. eds. The Africana Worship Book: Year A. Nashville, TN: Discipleship Resources, 2008, p. 78.

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) Blessed Assurance. By Fanny Crosby. Tune, (ASSURANCE), by Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001. #508

African Methodist Episcopal Church. African Methodist Episcopal Church
Bicentennial Hymnal. Nashville, TN: African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1981. #450

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 1987. #199

National Baptist Publishing Board. The New National Baptist Hymnal. Nashville,
TN: National Baptist Pub. Board, 1981. #27

Church of God in Christ. Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. Memphis,
TN: Church of God in Christ Pub. Board in association with the Benson Co., 1982. #93

(b) Victory in Jesus. By Eugene M. Bartlett. Tune, (HARTFORD).
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #261

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #240

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #511

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #98

(c) God Will Take Care of You. By Civilla D. Martin. Tune by W. Stillman Martin
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #137

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #437

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #183

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #220

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #76

(d) Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior. By Fanny J. Crosby. Tune by William H. Doane
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #435

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #272

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #179

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #162

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #276

(e) God Never Fails. By George Jordan
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #159

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #239

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #224

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #110

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Standing in The Need of Prayer. Arr. by Moses Hogan for SATB div. a cappella
Location:
Feel the Spirit: Thirty-Five Arrangements for Mixed Chorus. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corporation, 2003.

(b) Be Still and Know. By Clay Evans; adapted from Psalm 46:10
Location:
Rev. Clay Evans and His 150-Voice Choir. Songs from the Ship. Cincinnati, Ohio: Jewel Records, 2000.

(c) I Can Go to God in Prayer. By Calvin Bridges
Location:
Walker, Albertina. Albertina Walker Live. Santa Monica, CA: A&M, 1992.

(d) There Is a Balm in Gilead. Negro Spiritual
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #524

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #425

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #157

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #119

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) Trouble in My Way. Traditional
Location:
Norful, Smokie. How I Got Over . . . Songs That Carried Us. Nashville, TN: EMI (EMI Gospel), 2011.

(b) Yes Out There. By Jonathan Nelson
Location:
Right Now Praise. Mobile, AL: Integrity, 2008.

(c) Jesus Is My Help. By Melvin Crispell
Location:
Walker, Hezekiah & the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir. Live In London. New York, NY: Verity, 1997.

(d) The Potterís House. By Walter Hawkins
Location:
Hawkins, Tramaine. Tramaine Hawkins Live. Brentwood, TN: Sparrow Records, 1990.

(e) Balm in Gilead. By Elbernita Clark
Location:
Sheard, Karen Clark. Finally Karen. New York, NY: Island Records, 1997.

5. Liturgical Dance and Mime Ministry Music
(a) Iíll Just Trust Your Word. By Kathy Taylor and Mack
Location:
Taylor, Kathy and Mack. Live: The Worship Experience. Indianapolis, IN: Tyscot, 2009.

(b) Perfect Peace. By Rudolph Stanfield
Location:
Sapp, Marvin. Be Exalted. New York, NY: Verity, 2005.

(c) God Is a Healer. By Kurt Carr
Location:
Just the Beginning. Inglewood, CA: Gospocentric, 2008.

(d) Iíll Trust You. By Richard Smallwood
Location:
Journeys: Live in New York. New York, NY: Verity, 2006.

6. Anthems
(a) I Need Thee Every Hour. Arr. by John Ness Beck
Location:
Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
960 Old Henderson Road
Columbus, OH 43220

(b) He Shall Feed His Flock. Arr. by James Cleveland
Location:
Cleveland, James. Itís a New Day. Japan: Savoy, 1990.

(c) O For a Faith. Arr. by Nathan Carter
Location:
GIA Publications, Inc.
7404 South Mason Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: 1-800-GIA-1358

Online location: www.giamusic.com

(d) I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes. By Adolphus Hailstork
Location:
Theodore Presser Company
1 Presser Place
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

7. Modern Songs
(a) God Still Heals. By Kevon Carter
Location:
Woods, DeWayne. Introducing DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet. New York, NY: Verity, 2006.

(b) Healing. By Kelly Price
Location:
This Is Who I Am. London, England: Zomba Gospel, 2006.

(c) But the Blood. By Kirk Franklin
Location:
Hello Fear. Inglewood, CA: Gospocentric, 2011.

8. Offertory Song or Instrumental
(a) His Blood Still Works. By Vashawn Mitchell
Location:
Triumphant. Nashville, TN: EMI Gospel, 2010.

(b) Healer. By Mike Guglielmucci
Location:
Jobe, Kari. Kari Jobe. Mobile, AL: Integrity, 2009.

(c) I Shall Live. By Jason Nelson
Location:
Place of Worship. Baltimore, MD: Jason Nelson/Jaelyn, 2008.

9. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Spirit of the Living God. By Daniel Iverson
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #320

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #126

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #124

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #197

(b) I Need Thee Every Hour. By Annie S. Hawkes. Tune, (NEED), by Robert Lowery
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #451

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #327

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #229

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #305

(c) Peace of God. By Carnell Murrell
Location:
Ramsey, Tarralyn. Tarralyn Ramsey. New York, NY: Verity, 2000.

(d) Does Jesus Care? By Frank E. Graeff. Tune by J. Lincoln Hall
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #428

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #442

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #237

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #393

10. Sermonic Selection
(a) I Can Depend on God. By Patrick Love
Location:
Patrick Love and The A. L. Jinwright Mass Choir. Vision. Detroit, MI: Crystal Rose, 1998.

(b) Healing. By Richard Smallwood
Location:
Smallwood, Richard with Vision. Healing Live in Detroit. New York, NY: Verity, 1999.

(c) We Need a Word from the Lord. By Thomas Whitfield
Location:
A Tribute to the Maestro. Santa Monica, CA: A&M, 1993.

(d) Have Thine Own Way Lord. By Adelaide A. Pollard. Tune by George C. Stebbins. Arr. by Ronald Williams
Location:
Williams, Ronald & The Voices of Koinonia. Life Raft. Indianapolis, IN: Tyscot, 2000.

11. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Lord I Believe. By Percy Bady
Location:
Brooks, Darius. My Soul. Nashville, TN: Journey Records, 2006.

(b) Yes. Valencia Lacy
Location:
Shekinah Glory Ministry. Live. Harvey, IL: Kingdom Records, 2004.

(c) He Touched Me. By William J. Gaither
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #273

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #402

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #167

Yes, Lord! Church of God In Christ Hymnal. #469

12. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) Healed. By Jonathan Nelson
Location:
Nelson, Jonathan & Purpose. Right Now Praise. Mobile, AL: Integrity, 2008.

(b) Still Mighty, Still Strong. By J. J. Hairston
Location:
Youthful Praise. Resting on His Promise. Nashville, TN: Light Records, 2009.

(c) Holding On. By Patrick Love
Location:
Love, Patrick and The A. L. Jinwright Mass Choir. The Vision. Detroit, MI: Crystal Rose, 1998.
     

 

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