7 March 2021

A Service For Use in the Home

Lent 3

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: For zeal for your house has consumed me,
R: and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
L: Deliver me from sinking in the mire;
R: let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.
L: Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up,
R: or the pit close its mouth over me.
L: Answer me, O LORD, for your steadfast love is good;
R: according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.

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: For zeal for your house has consumed me,
R: and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.

L: O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your Word; 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
Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 2:13-25

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 #423  Jesus, Refuge of the Weary

SERMON – John 2:13-28

The Apostles’ Creed (confessed all together)

THE PRAYERS

Gracious God our Father in heaven, Your Son Jesus our Lord is the true and everlasting temple, raised up on the third day for our salvation; in His Name, 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 Community Lutheran in Escondido,

For our missionaries including Sandy Rhein,

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 during 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 ordained it; for the strengthening of bonds between husband and wife, father, mother, and children; Lord, in your mercy….
R: Hear our prayer

For the right use of our liberty in service of others, for the proper care and stewardship of the gifts of creation; 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; 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 #426 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross


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