Daily Devotion Wednesday, April 8
P = Pastor C = Congregation response
P In the name of the Father, and of the †Son and of the Holy Spirit.
P Jesus Christ is the Light of the World.
C The Light no darkness can overcome.
P We pray the word’s our Lord taught us to pray:
C Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be 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.
A Reading from Hebrews 12:1-3
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart.
P This is the Word of our Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
P Let Us pray:
C Victorious Lord, through your Son, Jesus Christ, you have given faith in abundance and granted us the strength to follow in his footsteps. Let us lay aside all troubles and worries, sicknesses and sins, so that we may see the joy that is assured in your kingdom. Let us not grow weary in our dedication and stop us from losing heart so that we may find the peace of your beloved throne, where Jesus our Lord and Savior sits at your right hand. In his name we pray. Amen.
P May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine on you
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord look upon you with favor and †grant you peace.