The Lord's Prayer

For Thine is the kingdom . . . Amen.

The Lord's Prayer:

“For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.”


Hymn Sing


P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

Confession of Sins

P: Beloved in the Lord! God invites us into his presence to worship him as his children in peace and holiness. But we have rebelled against him. Only through God the Son, Jesus Christ, are we reconciled. Let us, therefore, draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, humbly asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

C: Almighty God, merciful Father, I, a poor, wretched sinner, confess to you my inborn guilt and my daily sins. I began life without any good in me. Rather, evil desires filled my infant heart. I have offended you by my thoughts and attitudes, by my words and actions, failing to do the good you command and instead doing the evil you forbid.

I confess that I have been slow to pray. I have have doubted your promise to answer. I have let disappointment in not getting what I want hinder my prayers. Have mercy on me, dear Father, for Jesus' sake.

P: Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Christ, have mercy on us.

P & C: Lord, have mercy on us.

P: Upon this your confession, I by virtue of my office as a called servant of the Word, announce the grace of God to you. The Father has sacrificed his Son to pay for every sin, including all of yours. So by the command of our risen Lord Jesus, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

P: Let us rejoice in the peace of forgiveness, as we sing the song of praise.

Song of Praise: (To the tune “Let Us Rejoice” CW 250)

C: From all that dwell below the skies

Let the creator's praise arise.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let the Redeemer's name be sung

Through ev'ry land by ev'ry tongue.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

v.2 Lord Jesus, you're the Lamb, God's Son.

You take away all sins, each one.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

O Christ, our risen, glorious Lord,

Reign over all forevermore.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

[Be Seated]

The Word

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray.

Prayer of the Day (CW 410:9 Sung by the pastor)

First Lesson Daniel 9:1-6, 17-19

What a model prayer! Because of the people's sin, the Lord had destroyed Jerusalem and sent the people into exile. But he promised a return after seventy years. Daniel holds the Lord to his promise which he had spoken in Scripture. But Daniel's confidence is based on himself. He knows his sins and the sins of his people. His confidence is based on the Lord's mercy. And he prays for the Lord's glory, so that the Lord's name is honored.

Psalm 6, p. 66

God accepts our prayers because of his mercy.

Second Lesson James 1:5-8

Confidently ask God for the spiritual wisdom he has promised.

Response: LAPPY 286:1, 2


Gospel Luke 11:1-13

Pray with confidence. For God has promised to give us what is good. He has even promised the greatest gift of all: the Holy Spirit.

Confession of Faith: The Explanation of the 2nd Article of the Apostle's Creed from Luther's Small Catechism.

C: Removed due to copyright

[Be Seated]

Hymn 409 “Come, My Soul, with Every Care”

John 14:13, 14 -- [Jesus said to his disciples,] "Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, so that my Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I myself will do it."

John 14:13, 14

Dear Father, We Are Certain that You Hear and Answer

  1. We build our certainty on Jesus' name
  2. Our certainty glorifies Jesus' name


The Catechism: Luther's Explanation to the Doxology of the Lord's Prayer from the Small Catechism

C: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

What does this mean? I should be certain that these petitions are acceptable to our Father in heaven and favorably heard, for he himself has commanded us to pray in this way and has promised that he will hear us. Amen. Amen, which means: Yes! Yes, this will happen!

[Be Seated]



Prayer & Lord's Prayer:

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.

[Be Seated]

Hymn 407 “O Lord, You Have in Your Pure Grace”



Closing Hymn 411 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313