The Lord's Prayer

But Deliver Us From Evil

The Lord's Prayer:

“But Deliver Us from Evil”

Invocation

Hymn 419:1-4 “If God Himself Be for Me”

[Stand]

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 failed to fully rely on you when I face the troubles and evils of life. Rather my doubts and worries have questioned your goodness, your wisdom, and your power to deliver me. 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 “Walther” CW 143)

C: We praise you, O God. We acclaim you as Lord.

Your Church universal now shouts in accord:

“O Father, eternal; your true, only Son;

And Spirit, our advocate -- God, three in one!”

v.2 O Christ, King of glory, true God before all,

True man, virgin-born, you destroyed death's dark pall.

Your blood sets us free and you've opened God's door.

In glory you reign at his hand evermore.

[Be Seated]

The Word

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray.

Prayer of the Day (CW 410:8 Sung by the pastor)

First Lesson 2 Kings 6:8-23

In the days of the prophet Elisha, neighboring Aram would send raiding parties into Israel. Take note how the Lord protects his prophet. The same Lord works to protect you from evil. Even though we cannot see “behind the scenes,” know and believe his hand protects you.

Psalm 91, p. 100

Our Father uses his angels to protect us from evil.

Second Lesson Romans 8:28-39

God works all things, including the bad that happens to us, for good, until he brings you safely home to heaven.

Response: Hymn 419:6

C: No danger, thirst, or hunger,

No pain or poverty,

No earthly tyrant's anger

Shall ever vanquish me.

Though earth should break asunder,

You are my Savior true;

No fire or sword or thunder

Shall sever me from you.

[Stand]

Gospel John 9:1-11

Rather than self-righteously judging someone because they have experienced a bad lot in life, Jesus reminds us that God works his own good purpose even through life's tragedies.

Confession of Faith: The Explanation of the 1st Article of the Apostle's Creed from Luther's Small Catechism.

C: Removed due to copyright

[Be Seated]

Hymn 431 “I Walk in Danger All the Way”

Sermon

2 Timothy 4:7, 8, 18

Dear Father, Rescue Me

  1. How do we make it through evil times?
  2. How does our Lord rescue us from evil during our day-to-day life?
  3. How does he ultimately answer this pray to rescue us?

[Stand]

The Catechism: Luther's Explanation to the 7th Petition of the Lord's Prayer from the Small Catechism

C: But deliver us from evil.

What does this mean? We pray in this petition, as a summary, that our Father in heaven rescue us from every kind of evil against body and soul, against goods and honor, and finally when our last hour comes, that he grant us a blessed end and by his grace take us from this world of tears to himself in heaven.

[Be Seated]

Offering

[Stand]

Prayer & Lord's Prayer:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

[Be Seated]

Hymn 415 “Be Still, My Soul”

Prayer

Blessing

Closing Hymn 214:1, 4 “Jerusalem the Golden”

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

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