Devotions for the Week of Pentecost

Invocation

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

Introit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the | faithful,*
and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Alle- | luia.

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you | made them all;*
the earth is full of your | creatures.

These all | look to you,*
to give them their food in due | season.

When you give it to them, they gath- | er it up;*
when you open your hand, they are filled with | good things.

When you send forth your Spirit, they are cre- | ated,*
and you renew the face | of the ground.

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.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the | faithful,*
and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Alle- | luia.

Collect
O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Festival of Pentecost Readings
Psalm 143:1-12; Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:23-31

Daily Readings

Readings for Next Sunday – Trinity Sunday
Psalm 8:1-9; Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Acts 2:14, 22-36; John 8:48-59

Daily Reading from the Book of Concord

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:

  • Sunday:  For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the blessings of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
  • 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.
  • Thursday: For the Church and her pastors; for teachers, deaconesses, and other church workers; for missionaries and for all who serve the Church; for LCMS President Rev. Matthew Harrison; for LCMS FL-GA District President Rev. Greg Walton; for proper and fruitful use of the Sacrament of Christ’s body and blood.
  • Friday: For the preaching of the cross of Jesus; for the spread of His knowledge throughout the world; for the persecuted Church and the oppressed; for the sick and dying.
  • Saturday: For faithfulness to the end of life; for the renewal of those struggling in faith or have fallen away; for receptive hearts and minds to God’s Word on the Lord’s Day; for pastors, musicians and all those who prepare to administer and receive Christ’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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