Pentecost 2020

A Liturgy for the Home

The following service order is intended for use in the home at a time when our congregation cannot gather. It may be lead by a family member, or if you live alone, you may use it by yourself, in which case, simply say all parts. Of course this is not intended to be a substitute for the Divine Service of the gathered church, but as a provision for household devotion and prayer. You may also use the service orders of Matins, Morning Prayer, Vespers, Evening Prayer, or Compline depending on the time of day. For a simple service order, see Daily Prayer (LSB p. 294ff) .

Leader: O Lord, open my lips.
Response: And my mouth will declare your praise.
L: Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
R: Make haste to help me, O Lord.

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.

L: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful,
R: and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.
L: O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all;
R: the earth is full of your creatures.
L: These all look to you!
R: to give them their food in due season.
L: When you give it to them, they gather it up;
R: when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
L: When you send forth your Spirit, they are created,,
R: and you renew the face of the ground.
L: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful;
R: and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.

L: O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
R: Amen.

READINGS FROM HOLY SCRIPTURE
Numbers 11:24-30
Psalm 25:1-15 (antiphon v 4)
Acts 2:1-21
John 7:37-39

L: I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
R: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
L: With the heart one believes and is justified;
R: and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

HYMN – Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest (LSB #498)

SERMON – “Come, Holy Spirit”

The Apostles’ Creed (confessed together)

THE PRAYERS

L: In peace, let us pray to the Lord,
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For the gift of divine peace and of pardon, with all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord,
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For the joy of Pentecost, the breath of the Spirit and the words to proclaim the reign of Christ to all the world, let us pray to the Lord,
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For the holy Church, here and scattered to the ends of the earth; let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For congregations who are gathering again and for those who are not, for the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace; let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For our nation and our leaders, our president, Congress, and courts, our governors, mayors, and all who lead our public life, that they would be guided in all wisdom in their policies, acting for the common welfare and protection of all, let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For peace in our streets and cities, for the suppression of anarchy and violence, for justice to prevail in our land, for the family of George Floyd and for all victims of oppression and abuse of power, for the restoration of order and civility among our people, let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For those who maintain order and enforce the law, that they be protected in their duty and serve the cause of peace, let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For those who continue to battle disease, our doctors, nurses, and medical workers, those who labor in hospitals and nursing homes, let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For the poor, the unemployed, for those in need, let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For an end to racism, bigotry, and hatred of those not like us; that we would see our common humanity embraced in the humanity of Christ; let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For the sick and dying, and for all those who care for them, let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For those who grieve the death of loved ones, that they would be comforted by the death and resurrection of Jesus; let us pray to the Lord,
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: For [insert any additional bids, others may also contribute their own bids in the same form for all manner of people, needs, and circumstances] … let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy.
L: Finally, for these and all our needs of body and soul, let us pray to the Lord;
R: Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

The Our Father (prayed together)

L: Blessed Lord, You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and take them to heart that, by the patience and comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. R: Amen

(Morning) I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

(Evening) I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

L: Let us bless the Lord.
R: Thanks be to God.

L: The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the +Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve us.
R: Amen.

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