Christ in Our Home devotions Mar 14-20, 2016

Christ In Our Home Devotions

6th Sunday in Lent
Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem


1. Make the sign of the cross over yourself and say:
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


2. Pray Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer:
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger. Keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all things. Let your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have graciously kept me this day. Forgive me all my sins, and graciously keep me this night. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all things. Let your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.


3. Pray the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.


4. Pray the Prayer of the Week
We praise you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you have redeemed us through your Son, Jesus Christ. As he was acclaimed by those who scattered their garments and branches of palms in his path, so may we always hail him as our King and follow him with perfect confidence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


5. Say the Apostles’ Creed:
     I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
     I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
     I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


6. Pray the Psalm of the Week: Psalm 24
Refrain: Let the Lord enter; he is the King of glory.

The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it,*
the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it upon the seas*
and established it upon the waters.
Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?*
Who may stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,*
he will receive blessing from God his Savior.

Refrain

Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors,*
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?*
The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors,*
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?*
The LORD Almighty—he is the King of glory.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son*
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,*
is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Refrain


7. Say the Verse of the Week:
The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. (John 12:23)


8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Deuteronomy 23-25; Mark 14:51-72
T: Deuteronomy 26-27; Mark 15:1-26
W: Deuteronomy 28; Mark 15:27-47
T: Deuteronomy 29-30; Mark 16
F: Deuteronomy 31-32; Luke 1:1‐23
S: Deuteronomy 33-34; Luke 1:24‐56
S: Joshua 1-3; Luke 1:57-80 & Worship in the House of the Lord


9. Prayer of JOY: Jesus; Others; and Yourself


10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week: 
363  The King of Glory Comes
Refrain: The King of glory comes; the nation rejoices.
Open the gates before him; lift up your voices.

1  Who is the King of glory? How shall we call him?
He is Immanuel, the promised of ages.
Refrain

2  In all of Galilee, in city or village,
He goes among his people, curing their illness.
Refrain

3  He gave his life for us, the lamb of salvation;
He took upon himself the sin of the nations.
Refrain

4  He conquered sin and death; he truly has risen,
And he will share with us his heavenly kingdom.
Refrain

Text: Willard F. Jabusch, b. 1930, alt. © 1966, 1985 Willard F. Jabusch


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