Home Devotions

Home Devotions for the Week of September 27-October 3

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Morning: 

In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; 

in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for You and watch.

My mouth is filled with Your praise,

and with Your glory all the day.

O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare Your praise.

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.  

or

Noon: 

Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;

hear me and answer me.

Evening, morning, and noon

I cry out in distress, and He hears my voice.

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you;

He will never let the righteous fall.

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.  

or

Close of Day:

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and peace at the last.

Amen.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

to sing praise to Your name, O Most High;

To hear Your love in the morning,

Your truth at the close of the day.

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.  

This Week’s Psalm:Psalm 30

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes

rejoice over me.O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed

me. O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life

from among those who go down to the pit.Sing praises to the Lord, O you his

saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, 

and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes

with the morning. As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” 

By your favor, O Lord, you made my mountain stand strong; you hid your face; 

I was dismayed.To you, O Lord, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy: 9 “What

profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will

it tell of your faithfulness? 10 Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord, be my

helper!” 11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed

my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 12 that my glory may sing your praise

and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! 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.

This Week’s Appointed Scripture Readings

Sunday, September 27: Ezekiel 25; Psalm 86; Hebrews 1:8–14 

Monday, September 28: Ezekiel 26; Psalm 87; Hebrews 2:1-9

Tuesday, September 29: Ezekiel 27; Psalm 88; Hebrews 2:10–18 

Wednesday, September 30: Ezekiel 28; Psalm 89; Hebrews 3:1–11 

Thursday, October 1: Ezekiel 29; Psalm 90; Hebrews 3:12–29 

Friday, October 2: Ezekiel 30; Psalm 91; Hebrews 4:1–13 

Saturday, October 3: Ezekiel 31; Psalm 92; Hebrews 4:14–5:10 

This Week’s Selection from Luther’s Small Catechism

Let us confess the Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer and its meaning:

Our Father who art in heaven. 

What does this mean? 

With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.

The Apostles’ Creed

Today’s Devotional Reading (from Portals of Prayer or other resources)

O Lord,

have mercy upon us.

O Christ,

have mercy upon us.

O Lord,

have mercy upon us.

The Lord’s Prayer

This Week’s Collect

O Lord, we pray that Your grace may always go before and follow after us, that we may continually be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Prayer for Others and Ourselves

Concluding Prayers

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.

or

Noon:  

Heavenly Father, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts to direct and rule us according to Your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or

Close of Day:  

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.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Rights and Acknowledgments

  • Liturgy from Lutheran Service Book ©CPH  Used by permission. License #000014101.