Christ in Our Home devotions June 27 - July 3, 2016
Christ In Our Home Devotions
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Called to work in the harvest fields
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
God of all power and might, you are the giver of all that is good. Help us love you with all our heart, strengthen us in true faith, provide us with all we need, and keep us safe in your care; through Jesus Christ, your Son, 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 66
Refrain: At the works of your hands, O Lord, I lift up my voice in song;
I sing for joy.
Shout with joy to God, all the earth!*
Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!
Praise our God, O peoples,*
let the sound of his praise be heard.
He has preserved our lives*
and kept our feet from slipping.
Come and listen, all you who fear God;*
let me tell you what he has done for me.
If I had cherished sin in my heart,*
the Lord would not have listened;
but God has surely listened*
and heard my voice in prayer.
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. Happy are they who hear the Word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience. Alleluia. (Luke 8:15)
8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Job 10-12; Acts 8:1-25
T: Job 13-15, Acts 8:26-40
W: Job 16-18, Acts 9:1-22
T: Job 19-20, Acts 9:23-43
F: Job 21-22, Acts 10:1-23
S: Job 23-25, Acts 10:24-48
S: Job 26-28, Acts 11 & Worship in the House of the Lord
9. Prayer of JOY: Jesus; Others; and Yourself
10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week:
570 O Christians, Haste
1 O Christians, haste, your mission high fulfilling,
To tell to all the world that God is light,
That he who made all nations is not willing
One soul should perish, lost in shades of night.
Publish glad tidings, Tidings of peace,
Tidings of Jesus, Redemption and release.
2 Behold how many thousands still are lying
Bound in the dreary prison-house of sin
With none to tell them of the Savior’s dying
Or of the life he died for them to win.
Text: Mary A. Thomson, 1834–1923, abr., alt.