Christ in Our Home devotions Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2016
13th 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
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift of grace that we come into your presence and offer true and faithful service. Grant that our worship on earth may always be pleasing to you, and in the life to come give us the fulfillment of what you have promised; 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 139a
Refrain: To you, O Lord, I lift my soul; in you I trust, my God.
O LORD, you have searched me and you know me;*
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;*
you are familiar with all my ways.
Where can I go from your Spirit?*
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;*
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,*
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,*
your right hand will hold me fast.
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. The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Alleluia. (Hebrews 4:12)
8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Psalms 82-84; Romans 8:19-39
T: Psalms 85-87, Romans 9
W: Psalms 88-89, Romans 10
T: Psalms 90-92, Romans 11:1-21
F: Psalms 93-95, Romans 11:22-36
S: Psalms 96-98, Romans 12
S: Psalms 99-102; Romans 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:
523 God of Grace and God of Glory
1 God of grace and God of glory, On your people pour your pow’r;
Crown your ancient Church’s story; Bring its bud to glorious flow’r.
Grant us wisdom; grant us courage For the facing of this hour,
For the facing of this hour.
2 Lo, the hosts of evil round us Scorn the Christ, assail his ways.
From our fears that long have bound us, Free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom; grant us courage For the living of these days,
For the living of these days.
Text: Harry E. Fosdick, 1878–1969, abr., alt.