28 June 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: I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever;
R: with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
L: Blessed are the people who know the festal shout,
R: who walk, O LORD, in the light of your face,
L: who exult in your name all the day
R: and in your righteousness are exalted.
L: For you are the glory of their strength;
R: by your favor our horn is exalted.
L: For our shield belongs to the LORD,
R: our king to the Holy One of Israel.
L: I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever;
R: with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

L: Almighty God, by the working of Your Holy Spirit, grant that we may gladly hear Your Word proclaimed among us and follow its directing; through Jesus Christ, Your Son our Lord, who lies and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
R: Amen.

READINGS FROM HOLY SCRIPTURE
Jeremiah 28:5-9
Psalm 119:153-160 (antiphon v. 154)
Romans 7:1-13
Matthew 10:34-42

L: Oh the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
R: How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
L: For from him and through him and to him are all things.
R: To him be glory forever. Amen.

HYMN – Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus (LSB #685)

SERMON – Romans 7:1-13

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 right confession of the Faith and for true unity in the Spirit, 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 those who are gathered and those who are scattered; 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, sedition, and violence, for justice in our land, for the victims of oppression and abuse of power, for the restoration of order, mutual respect, 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 care for our health, our doctors, nurses, and medical workers, researchers and technicians, 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, prejudice, hatred, and division; for the restoration of our priestly image that we may again reflect your goodness and mercy in our common humanity; for healing among our people, for mutual understanding, compassion, and empathy; 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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