Holy Tuesday 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
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil with- | in me?*
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation | and my God.

My tears have been my food | day and night,*
while they say to me continually, “Where | is your God?”

I say to God, my rock: “Why have you for- | gotten me?*
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the | enemy?”

As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries | taunt me,*
while they say to me continually, “Where | is your God?”

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil with- | in me?*
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation | and my God.

COLLECT
Almighty and everlasting God, grant us by Your grace so to pass through this holy time of our Lord’s passion that we may obtain the forgiveness of our sins; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

PSALM
Psalm 71:1-14 (ESV)

OLD TESTAMENT
Isaiah 49:1-7 (ESV)

EPISTLE
1 Corinthians 1:18-26 (ESV)

GOSPEL
Mark 14-15:47 (ESV)

LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYERS FOR OTHERS AND OURSELVES
Suggested additional prayer for Tuesday: That we not be lead into temptation; for the addicted and despairing; for those struggling with spiritual weakness and sin; that all these will find comfort in the Holy Absolution of Christ Jesus given in His 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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