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Select your local time zone from the list below. The default time zone is Hawai‘i Standard Time (UTC -10).

(A note on time at the end of the day: Given our modern lifestyle, where people may not retire until after midnight, the devotions for each day are available until 2:00 a.m. the following day.)

Optional Additions to Morning and Evening Devotions

The instructions for Morning Devotions in The Small Catechism end “After that, with joy go about your work and perhaps sing a song inspired by the Ten Commandments or your own thoughts.” In this section, you may choose which optional additions to include. Please note that, for copyright reasons, we use the collect of the day and psalm from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer in place of the prayer of the day and psalm version from Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Collect (Prayer) of the Day

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Environmental Prayers—You may choose to inlcude a different environmental prayer for each day of the week. The prayers were written by the Rev. Fritz Fritschel, former assisting pastor at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu.

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Personal Interecessions and Thanksgivings

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Notes: Only the the filled-in petitions will be displayed, but even a single space will cause that line to display. To ensure proper display of your petitons, do not use the | character when entering your petitions.

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Ten Commandments

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First Lesson and Psalm (Time after Pentecost)—Beginning with Lectionary 9 (the Sunday between May 29 and June 4), Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings provides a choice between the “Complementary” and “Semicontinuous” readings for the First Lesson. It is best to choose the series that matches the Sunday lessons in your congregation.

Complementary Semicontinuous

Psalm—You may choose to include the psalm from the lectionary.

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Lessons—You may choose to include one or more lessons from the lectionary.

Morning Devotions
First Lesson Second Lesson Gospel (Sundays/Major Feasts)
Evening Devotions
First Lesson Second Lesson Gospel (Sundays/Major Feasts)

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