Christ in Our Home devotions Aug 29 - Sept 3, 2016


Christ In Our Home Devotions

16th Sunday after Pentecost
Count the cost


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
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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 19
Refrain: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

The heavens declare the glory of God;*
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,*
their words to the ends of the world.
Refrain
The law of the LORD is perfect,*
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,*
giving light to the eyes.
They are more precious than gold;*
they are sweeter than honey.
By them is your servant taught;*
in keeping them there is great reward.
Refrain
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart*
be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Redeemer.
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. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Alleluia. (Philippians 4:4)


8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Psalms 139-141; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
T: Psalms 142-144; 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
W: Psalms 145-147; 1 Corinthians 11:1-15
T: Psalms 148-150; 1 Corinthians 11:16-34
F: Proverbs 1-2; 1 Corinthians 11:16-34
S: Proverbs 3-4; 1 Corinthians 12
S: Proverbs 5-6; 1 Corinthians 13 & Worship in the House of the Lord


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


10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week: 
464  Jesus Christ, My Pride and Glory
1  Jesus Christ, my pride and glory, He, the true and living light,
Strengthens me with glorious might.
Christ, revealed in sacred story, Whom I now as Lord confess,
Teaches me true holiness.

2  Let me live to praise you ever, Jesus, now my heart’s delight;
You are leading me aright.
Let me cling to you forever, All the fleshly lusts deny,
And the devil’s hosts defy.

3  Grant me, Lord, your Holy Spirit That in all I follow him
Lest the light of faith grow dim.
Let me ever trust your merit; Let your blessing me attend;
From all evil me defend.

Text: Johann G. Olearius, 1635–1711, abr.; tr. Paul E. Kretzmann, 1883–1965, alt.


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