16 August 2020

A Service 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: The LORD is the strength of his people;
R: he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
L: To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me.
R: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.
L: Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help,
R: when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.
L: Blessèd be the LORD!
R: for he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
L: The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped.
R: my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

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: The LORD is the strength of his people;
R: he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

L: Almighty and everlasting Father, You give Your children many blessings even though we are undeserving. In every trial and temptation grant us steadfast confidence in Your loving-kindness and mercy; 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
Isaiah 56:1,6-8
Psalm 67 (antiphon: v. 5)
Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32
Matthew 15:21-28

L: Fear the LORD, you his saints,
R: for those who fear him lack nothing!
L: Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
R: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

HYMN – Come, My Soul, with Every Care (LSB #779)

SERMON

The Apostles’ Creed (confessed all together)

THE PRAYERS

Gracious God our Father in heaven, your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, heard the prayers of the Canaanite woman and had mercy upon her and her daughter for whom she prayed. Gathered in His Name and joined together as one in the Spirit, we pray:

For your holy church scattered throughout the world, for our brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer persecution for the sake of the Gospel and for all who confess the name of Jesus; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For our fellowship in the Missouri Synod, for those who watch over our teaching and life together, for Matthew, Michael, and Paul, and for all pastors and teachers in Christ, for our fellow congregations including Messiah Lutheran Church – Buena Park, CA (Rev. Mark Baumbach), those who gathered and those who remain scattered, for our missionaries including Danelle Putnam, for our schools and seminaries, and for our PreSchool and AfterSchool, for Vicki and Kristy; Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the government and all in authority, for our president, and governor, the Congress and legislatures, and the courts of our land, for wise and faithful rulers who serve in the fear of Your name; for the right use of liberty in service to others; for the suppression of tyranny, insurrection, rebellion, sedition, and lawlessness;  Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For our soldiers and their families, for police fire, and emergency workers, and all who work to protect our lives and property;  for medical workers and all who attend to our health, for those who risk their own lives and health in service of others; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the boldness and confidence to live by faith without fear, in Your mercy, bring relief from this pandemic, grant healing of mind, body, and spirit to all who suffer; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For mutual respect and understanding among all people; for an end to prejudice, bigotry, and division; that You would to change the hearts and minds of all by your Spirit so that we would live together as one humanity under one Maker and Redeemer; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For those who call upon you in their time of need: (everyone may speak the names of those for who they wish to pray); Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the unborn and the mothers who carry them, that both mother and child would be protected through childbirth, for those who celebrate the gift of life on their birthdays: Vicky Li (8/16); Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

Into your hands we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy, through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. 
R: Amen.

The Our Father (prayed together)

(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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