At Home in the Word

A Weekly Devotion for Use in the Home

Easter 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: In your presence there is fullness of joy;
R: at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
L: I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up
R: and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
L: O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
R:and you have healed me.
L: O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
R: you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
L: Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,
R: and give thanks to his holy name.
L: For his anger is but for a moment, and his foavor is for a lifetime.
R: Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

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: In your presence there is fullness of joy;
R: at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

L: O God, through the humiliation of Your Son You raised up the fallen world. Grant to Your faithful people, rescued from the peril of everlasting death, perpetual gladness and eternal joys; 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
Acts 3:11-21
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36-49

L: Christ has risen from the dead.
R: God the Father has crowned him with glory and honor,
L: He has given him dominion over the works of his hands;
R: he has put all things under His feet.

HYMN #483  With High Delight Let Us Unite

SERMON – Luke 24:36-49

The APOSTLES’ CREED (confessed all together)

THE PRAYERS

Gracious God our Father in heaven, Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, revealed Himself risen from the dead to His disbelieving disciples and ate fish in their presence. Gathered in His Name, we pray:

For your holy church scattered throughout the world, for all who confess the name of Jesus and proclaim His resurrection in all the world; 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 Zion – Glendale;

For our missionaries including Tom and Debi Going in Asia,

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 our public servants, for the president, the governor, legislators and judges, that guided by your will, we may live in all peaceful godliness and uprightness; Lord in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For soldiers, police, fire, and emergency workers, for medical workers and all who attend to our health, safety, and well-being; Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For continued relief from the pandemic and your blessing upon the medical arts and sciences, Lord, in your mercy…
R: Hear our prayer

For the joy of the resurrection, for renewed faith, hope, and love, for the proclamation of the Gospel here and throughout all the world; Lord, in your mercy….
R: Hear our prayer

For peace among the nations and peoples of this world, for liberty, justice, mercy, kindness, love, and mutual cooperation among all peoples, 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 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 CJ, Rick, and Matthew celebrating his birthday this week; 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 #603  We Know That Christ is Raised