Christ in Our Home devotions Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2016
Christ In Our Home Devotions
14th Sunday after Pentecost
The narrow door
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, give us an increase of faith, hope, and love; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; 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 72
Refrain: Let the people praise you, O God. Let all the people praise you.
Endow the King with your justice, O God,*
the royal Son with your righteousness.
He will defend the afflicted among the people*
and save the children of the needy.
He will endure as long as the sun,*
as long as the moon, through all generations.
He will be like rain falling on a mown field,*
like showers watering the earth.
All kings will bow down to him,*
and all nations will serve him.
All nations will be blessed through him,*
and they will call him blessed.
Praise be to the LORD God, who alone does marvelous deeds.*
May the whole earth be filled with his glory.
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. Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Alleluia. (1 Timothy 1:10b)
8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Psalms 103-104; Romans 14
T: Psalms 105-106, Romans 15:1-20
W: Psalms 107-108, Romans 15:21-33
T: Psalms 109-111, Romans 16
F: Psalms 112-115, 1 Corinthians 1
S: Psalms 116-118, 1 Corinthians 2
S: Psalms 119:1-48; 1 Corinthians 3 & Worship in the House of the Lord
9. Prayer of JOY: Jesus; Others; and Yourself
10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week:
431 I Walk in Danger All the Way
5 I walk with Jesus all the way; His guidance never fails me.
He takes my ev’ry fear away When Satan’s pow’r assails me,
And, by his footsteps led, My path I safely tread.
In spite of ills that threaten may, I walk with Jesus all the way.
6 My walk is heav’nward all the way; Await, my soul, the morrow,
When you farewell can gladly say To all your sin and sorrow.
All worldly pomp, begone! To heav’n I now press on.
For all the world I would not stay; My walk is heav’nward all the way.
Text: Hans A. Brorson, 1694–1764; tr. Ditlef G. Ristad, 1863–1938, alt.