Church Practices



German Reformer of Strassburg and Cambridge

  • Confession
  • Absolution
  • Psalm or Hymn
  • Salutation
  • Prayer for Illumination
  • Psalm
  • Gospel
  • Sermon
  • Exposition of Lord’s Supper
  • Exhortation
  • Creed or Psalm or Hymn
  • Salutation
  • Intercessions
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Exhortation
  • Words of Institution
  • Call to Believe and Praise
  • Distribution
  • Hymn or Psalm
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • Benediction
  • Dismissal

Almighty, gracious Father, since our whole salvation depends on our true understanding of your Holy Word, grant us all that our hearts—freed from worldly affairs—may hear and understand your holy Word with all diligence and faith, so that we may rightly discern your gracious will, cherish it, and live by it with all earnestness, to your praise and honor, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer for Illumination