Christ in Our Home devotions Aug 22 - Aug 28, 2016
Christ In Our Home Devotions
15th 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 Jesus Christ, preserve the congregation of believers with your never-failing mercy. Help us avoid whatever is wicked and harmful, and guide us in the way that leads to our salvation; for you live and reign with the Father 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 119a
Refrain: Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,*
who walk according to the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they who keep his statutes*
and seek him with all their heart.
You have laid down precepts*
that are to be fully obeyed.
Oh, that my ways were steadfast*
in obeying your decrees!
Then I would not be put to shame*
when I consider all your commands.
I will praise you with an upright heart*
as I learn your righteous laws.
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. Your words became a joy to me, and the delight of my heart. Alleluia. (Jeremiah 15:16)
8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Psalms 119:49-104; 1 Corinthians 4
T: Psalms 119:105-176, 1 Corinthians 5
W: Psalms 120-123, 1 Corinthians 6
T: Psalms 124-127, 1 Corinthians 7:1-24
F: Psalms 128-131, 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
S: Psalms 132-135, 1 Corinthians 8
S: Psalms 136-138; 1 Corinthians 9 & Worship in the House of the Lord
9. Prayer of JOY: Jesus; Others; and Yourself
10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week:
524 O Fount of Good, for All Your Love
1 O Fount of good, for all your love Our true thanks should be paid.
What can we render, Lord, to you, When you own all that’s made?
2 But you have needy brothers here, Partakers of your grace,
Whose names you will yourself confess Before the Father’s face.
3 In their sad accents of distress Your pleading voice is heard;
You may in them be clothed and fed And visited and cheered.
4 Then help us, Lord, your yoke to wear And gladly do your will,
Each other’s daily burdens share, The law of love fulfill.
Text: Philip Doddridge, 1702–51; altered by Edward Osler, 1798–1863, alt.