Devotions for the Week of Easter VI

Invocation

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

Introit
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sus- | tain you;*
he will never permit the righteous to | be moved.

My heart is in anguish with- | in me;*
the terrors of death have fallen up- | on me.

But I | call to God,*
and the LORD will | save me.

Evening and morning and at noon I utter my com- | plaint and moan,*
and he | hears my voice.

He redeems my soul in safety from the battle | that I wage,*
for many are arrayed a- | gainst me.

Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sus- | tain you;*
he will never permit the righteous to | be moved.

Collect
O God, the Giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Readings for Easter VI
Psalm 67:1-7; Acts 16:9-15; Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27; John 16:23-33

Daily Readings

Meditation on God’s Word

The Apostle’s Creed may be confessed

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed by Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers for others and ourselves:

  • Monday: For faith to live in faith in the promises of Baptism; for one’s vocation and daily work; for the unemployed; for the salvation of our neighbors; for schools, colleges, and seminaries; for good government and peace.
  • Tuesday: For protection against temptation and evil; for those suffering from addiction and those who are despairing; the tortured and oppressed; for those who battle thoughts of self-harm or suicide; for our struggles with sin.
  • Wednesday: For marriage and family; for the raising of children in knowledge of the Word of God; for parents who raise children alone; for our communities and neighborhoods.

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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