Christ in Our Home devotions June 13 - June 19, 2016
Christ In Our Home Devotions
5th Sunday after Pentecost
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 Lord, our God, govern the nations on earth and direct the affairs of this world so that your Church may worship you in peace and joy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, 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 22
Refrain: Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?*
Why are you so far from saving me?
I am a worm and not a man,*
scorned by men and despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;*
they hurl insults, shaking their heads:
“He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him.*
Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”
My strength is dried up, and my tongue sticks
to the roof of my mouth;*
you lay me in the dust of death.
A band of evil men has encircled me,*
they have pierced my hands and my feet.
They divide my garments among them*
and cast lots for my clothing.
But you, O LORD, be not far off;*
O my Strength, come quickly to help me.
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.
7. Say the Verse of the Week:
Alleluia. Because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Alleluia. (Galatians 4:6)
8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Ezra 3-5, John 20
T: Ezra 6-8, John 21
W: Ezra 9-10, Acts 1
T: Nehemiah 1-3, Acts 2:1-13
F: Nehemiah 4-6, Acts 2:14-47
S: Nehemiah 7-8, Acts 3
S: Nehemiah 9-11, Acts 4:1-22 & Worship in the House of the Lord
9. Prayer of JOY: Jesus; Others; and Yourself
10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week:
536 Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s Head
1 Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s head, You are her one foundation.
In you she trusts, before you bows, And waits for your salvation.
Built on this rock secure, Your Church shall endure
Though all the world decay And all things pass away.
Oh, hear, oh, hear us, Jesus!
2 O Lord, let this your little flock, Your name alone confessing,
Continue in your loving care, True unity possessing.
Your sacraments, O Lord, And your saving Word
To us e’er pure retain. Grant that they may remain
Our only strength and comfort.
Text: Johann Mentzer, 1658–1734, abr.; tr. William J. Schaefer, 1891–1976, alt.