Christ in Our Home devotions June 6 - June 12, 2016

Christ In Our Home Devotions

4th Sunday after Pentecost
The debt of our guilt


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 God, protector of all the faithful, you alone make strong; you alone make holy. Show us your mercy and forgive our sins day by day. Guide us through our earthly lives that we do not lose the things you have prepared for us in heaven; through 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 32
Refrain: Remember your mercy, O Lord;
remember your mercy and love.

Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven,*
whose sins are covered.
When I kept silent, your hand was heavy upon me;*
my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you*
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”*
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

Refrain

You are my hiding place;*
you will protect me from trouble.
Many are the woes of the wicked,*
but the LORD’S unfailing love surrounds those who trust in him.
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. May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy. Alleluia. (Psalm 132:9)


8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: 2 Chronicles 20-22, John 19:23-42
T: 2 Chronicles 23-25, John 16:16-33
W: 2 Chronicles 26-28, John 17
T: 2 Chronicles 29-31, John 18:1-23
F: 2 Chronicles 32-33, John 18:24-40
S: 2 Chronicles 34-36, John 19:1-22
S: Ezra 1-2, John 19:23-42 & Worship in the House of the Lord


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


10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week: 
479  Jesus, Your Boundless Love to Me
1  Jesus, your boundless love to me No thought can reach, no tongue declare.
Dwell in my heart eternally, And reign without a rival there.
To you alone, dear Lord, I live; Myself to you, dear Lord, I give.

4  In suff’ring be your love my peace; In weakness be your love my pow’r;
And when the storms of life shall cease, O Jesus, in that final hour
Be then my rod and staff and guide And draw me safely to your side.

Text: Paul Gerhardt, 1607–76, abr.; tr. John B. Wesley, 1703–91, alt.


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