Christ in Our Home devotions Aug 1 - Aug 7, 2016


Christ In Our Home Devotions

12th Sunday after Pentecost
True treasure


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
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve.  Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of 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 33
Refrain: The earth is full of the goodness of God,
the goodness of our God.

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;*
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
For the Word of the LORD is right and true;*
he is faithful in all he does.
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,*
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
For he spoke, and it came to be;*
he commanded, and it stood firm.

Refrain

The LORD foils the plans of the nations;*
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever,*
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
The LORD loves righteousness and justice;*
the earth is full of his unfailing love.
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.  Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  Alleluia.  (Hebrews 11:1)

8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Psalms 65-67; Romans 2
T: Psalms 68-69, Romans 3
W: Psalms 70-72, Romans 4
T: Psalms 73-74, Romans 5
F: Psalms 75-77, Romans 6
S: Psalms 78, Romans 7
S: Psalms 79-81; Romans 8:1-18 & Worship in the House of the Lord

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

10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week: 
442  Have No Fear, Little Flock
1  Have no fear, little flock; Have no fear, little flock,
For the Father has chosen To give you the kingdom;
Have no fear, little flock!

2  Have good cheer, little flock; Have good cheer, little flock,
For the Father will keep you In his love forever;
Have good cheer, little flock!

3  Praise the Lord high above; Praise the Lord high above,
For he stoops down to heal you, Uplift and restore you;
Praise the Lord high above!

4  Thankful hearts raise to God; Thankful hearts raise to God,
For he stays close beside you, In all things works with you;
Thankful hearts raise to God!

Text: Marjorie A. Jillson, b. 1931. From Five Hymns. © 1973 Concordia Publishing House.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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