Christ in Our Home devotions Mar 28 - Apr 3, 2016


Christ In Our Home Devotions

2nd Sunday after Easter
The risen Christ appears to His disciples


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
O risen Lord, you came to your disciples and took away their fears with your word of peace.  Come to us also by your Word and sacrament, and banish our fears with the comforting assurance of your abiding presence; for you live and reign with the Father 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 16
Refrain: I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living.

Keep me safe, O God,*
for in you I take refuge.
I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord;*
apart from you I have no good thing.”
I have set the LORD always before me.*
Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Refrain

My heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;*
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave,*
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
You have made known to me the path of life;*
you will fill me with joy in your presence.
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:
Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. Alleluia.  (John 20:29b)


8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Joshua 21-22, Luke 6:1-26
T: Joshua 23-24, Luke 6:27-49
W: Judges 1-2, Luke 7:1-30
T: Judges 3-5, Luke 7:31-50
F: Judges 6-7, Luke 8:1-21
S: Judges 8-9, Luke 8:22-56
S: Judges 10-11, Luke 9:1-36 & Worship in the House of the Lord


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


10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week: 
160  This Joyful Eastertide
1  This joyful Eastertide Away with sin and sorrow!
My love, the Crucified, Has sprung to life this morrow.
Refrain:
Had Christ, who once was slain, Not burst his three-day prison,
Our faith had been in vain: But now is Christ arisen, arisen, arisen;
But now is Christ arisen.

2  Death’s flood has lost its chill Since Jesus crossed the river;
Lover of souls, from ill My passing soul deliver.
Refrain

3  My flesh in hope shall rest And for a season slumber
Till trump from east to west Shall wake the dead in number.
Refrain

Text: George R. Woodward, 1848–1934.


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