Passion Sunday Devotion

To assist you in your meditations on Christ’s passion this Holy Week we will post this short order for private and family devotion each day.  They will include Introit, Collect, and Readings for the day.  You can listen to the audio for the linked readings if you click on the “play” button at the top left-hand corner of the ESV online webpage.

INTROIT
Blessed is He who comes in the name | of the Lord!*
We bless you from the house | of the Lord.

Lift up your head, O gates! And be lifted up, O | ancient doors,*
that the King of glory | may come in.

Who is the King of | glory?*
The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in | battle!

Lift up your head, O gates! And be lifted up, O | ancient doors,*
That the King of glory | may come in.

Who is the King of | glory?*
The Lord of hosts, He is the King of | glory!

Blessed is He who comes in the name | of the Lord!*
We bless you from the house | of the Lord.

COLLECT
Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

PSALM
Psalm 118:19-29 (ESV)

OLD TESTAMENT
Deuteronomy 32:36-39

EPISTLE
Philippians 2:5-11 (ESV)

GOSPEL
Luke 22:1-23:56

LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYERS FOR OTHERS AND OURSELVES
Suggested additional prayer for Sunday: Pray for the joy of the resurrection among us and for the fruit of faith in our Triune God that has been nourished by the Means of Grace (God’s Word and Sacraments).

LUTHER’S MORNING PRAYER

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

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.

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LUTHER’S EVENING PRAYER

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

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.

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