Worship doesn’t just happen within the four walls of a church building; it can also happen in our homes. Living Room Liturgy is written to help you worship in the everyday moments of life in your home. It contains liturgies and shorter prayers that can be used while enjoying a morning cup of coffee, at the dinner table, while you’re spending time with your loved ones in your living room, or in the evenings at your children’s bedsides before they fall asleep.
Leader: Unless the Lord builds the house.
People: Those who build it labor in vain.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”
Leader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, we pray that you would bless this house. Bless the feet that walk here, bless the hearts of those who lie down to sleep here. Would everyone who comes through the door of this home feel your love and your goodness. May this place be filled with joy, peace, and love, and may every need within this home be provided for. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.
At this time, you may take a few minutes for a short reflection or personal prayer that goes along with the theme of the day.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father 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 the evil one.
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power
and the glory forever. Amen.
Leader: Let us bless the Lord for this new house.
People: Thanks be to God.
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This book is designed to be used in ordinary times throughout the day and for special occasions throughout the year. Use these liturgies and prayers at your own pace; add songs or additional scriptures, or pray additional prayers. You will find your faith refreshed as you use these liturgies in your everyday life, especially in your home.