28 February 2021

A Service For Use in the Home

Lent 2

The following service order is for use in the home. 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 the parts. Of course this is not intended to be a substitute for the Divine Service of the gathered church, but for household devotion and prayer. You may also use the daily prayer 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: Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love,
R: for they have been from of old.
L: You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
R: He is their help and their shield.
L: The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us;
R: he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;
L: he will bless those who fear the LORD,
R: both the small and the great.
L: We will bless the LORD
R: from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the 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: Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love,
R: for they have been from of old.

L: O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength. By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
R: Amen.

READINGS FROM HOLY SCRIPTURE
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 5:1-11
Mark 8:27-38

L: O come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus,
R: the founder and perfecter of our faith,
L: who for the joy that set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
R: and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

HYMN #708  Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart

SERMON – Mark 8:27-38

The Apostles’ Creed (confessed all together)

THE PRAYERS

Gracious God our Father in heaven, Your Son Jesus our Lord took up His Cross and bade all who followed Him to do the same. Baptized into His cross and resurrection, we are bold to pray:

For your holy church scattered throughout the world, for our fellow Christians 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 congregations with whom we walk together in fellowship including St. Mark Lutheran Church in Encinitas,

For our missionaries Charles and Cheryl Ferry,

For our schools and seminaries, for our AfterSchool and for Vicki its director; Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the government and those in office of authority, for the president, the governor, legislators and judges, and all who occupy public office; that guided by Your will and wisdom, we would live peaceful lives in all godliness, uprightness, honor, and integrity; Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For our nation and people, for those who protect us – our soldiers, police, fire, and emergency workers, 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 your blessing upon the medical arts, the vaccines being administered, the treatments and medicines; for relief from this pandemic, Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the economies of the world, for businesses and workers, for those who have lost their jobs or businesses to this pandemic; Lord, in your mercy….
R: Hear our prayer

For concord and peace among the nations and peoples of this world, for liberty, justice, mercy, kindness, love, and mutual cooperation, for peace in our communities, neighborhoods, and homes, for the upbuilding of marriage and family as You have established it; for the strengthening of bonds between husband and wife, father, mother, and children; 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 those yet to be born and for their mothers, that both mother and child would be kept in safety through childbirth; for those who celebrate the sacred gift of life on their birthdays, for Emily and Augustus; Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For….(here people may insert their own petitions ending with) 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.

HYMN #430  My Song Is Love Unknown


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