Midweek Lenten Liturgy for Theological Therapy, March 20, 2013
Midweek Lenten Service
Themes in the Life and Thought of Luther
March 20, 2013 at 7:00pm
Gathering after having Soup Together
Taisé or Special Music
A Prayer of Martin Luther, Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal, page 87
“Out of the Depths I Cry to You” ELW # 600
Psalm 32: the Psychoanalytic Psalm
Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace you have been saved by faith, and this is not of your own doing; it is a gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what God has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
“Luther’s In Depth Theology is Good Theological Therapy.”
Discussion and sharing
Luther’s Evening Prayer:
I give thanks to you, heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have graciously protected me today. I ask you to forgive me all my sins, where I have done wrong, and graciously to protect me tonight. Into your hands I commend myself: my body, my soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be with me, so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.
Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be 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.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
Blessing: The grace of our Lord Christ Jesus, the love of God and the Holy Spirit’s fellowship, be with us all, be with us all. Amen. Amen.
In German: Die Gnade unsers Herrn Jesus Christus und die Liebe Gottes und die Gemeinschaft des Heil’gen Geistes, sei mit uns allen, mit uns allen. Amen. Amen.