Christ in Our Home devotions Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2016
Christ In Our Home Devotions
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Serve God above all
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
God, our refuge and strength, have mercy on your Church, as we come in prayer before you. Answer us not in judgment on our sins, but in peace and forgiveness; 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 119b
Refrain: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees;*
then I will keep them to the end.
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law*
and obey it with all my heart.
Direct me in the path of your commands,*
for there I find delight.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;*
preserve my life according to your Word.
Fulfill your promise to your servant,*
so that you may be feared.
How I long for your precepts!*
Preserve my life in your righteousness.
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 Lord will rescue me from every evil and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. Alleluia. (2 Timothy 4:18)
8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: Isaiah 62-64; 1 Thessalonians 5
T: Isaiah 65-66; 2 Thessalonians 1
W: Jeremiah 1-2; 2 Thessalonians 2
T: Jeremiah 3-4; 2 Thessalonians 3
F: Jeremiah 5-6; 1 Timothy 1
S: Jeremiah 7-8; 1 Timothy 2
S: Jeremiah 9-10; 1 Timothy 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:
306 Before You, God, the Judge of All
1 Before you, God, the Judge of all, With grief and shame I humbly fall.
I see my sins against you, Lord, My sins of thought and deed and word.
They press me sore; to you I flee: O God, be merciful to me!
2 O Lord, my God, to you I pray: Oh, cast me not in wrath away!
Let your good Spirit ne’er depart, But let him draw to you my heart
That truly penitent I be: O God, be merciful to me!
3 O Jesus, let your precious blood Be to my soul a cleansing flood.
Turn not, O Lord, your guest away, But grant that justified I may
Go to my house at peace to be: O God, be merciful to me!
Text: Magnus B. Landstad, 1802–80; tr. Carl Döving, 1867–1937, alt.