The Congregation at Prayer
A guide for daily meditation and prayer
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Apostle’s Creed Catechism on pg. 15, and inside back cover of LSB
Psalm Psalm 51:1-12
Daily Readings (Also found in LSB on pg. 299)
1 Samuel 14:47-15:9
1 Samuel 15:10-35
1 Samuel 16:1-23
1 Samuel 17:1-19
1 Samuel 17:20-47
1 Samuel 17:48-18:9
1 Samuel 18:10-30
Catechism: The Ten Commandments- REVIEW
Hymn LSB 730 What Is The World to Me
In Our Prayers This Week
Dorothy Berger, Karen Derocher, Dawn Raabe, David Serkowski (friend of the Sorensens), Amy Feldman (Sorensen’s Daughter in Law, pregnant with complications) Christine Behan (deployed to Guam), Howard Thiel, Paula Sorensen, Matt Kruse, Sue Barton, Hugh Hunkeler (Bev Bartel’s son-in-law, has detached retina), Cheryl Gimball (friend of Martha Plapp), Christine Stevens (Clara Higgins’ Sister in Law diagnosed with cancer), Steve Huber (Clara Higgins Brother-in-Law hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria)
Collect of the Week
Let Your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that you have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that you would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have
no power over me. Amen.
The eyes of all look to You, O Lord, and You give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Lord God, heavenly Father, bless us and these Your gifts which we receive from Your bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Next Weekend’s Readings
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Our Lord wept over Jerusalem for the destruction that would soon come upon her. For she did not recognize the time of God’s visitation in Christ, who had come to bring her peace (Luke 19:41–48). Through His prophets God had consistently called His people to turn from their deceit and false worship. “But My people do not know the judgments of the Lord” (Jer. 8:4–12). They sought to establish their own righteousness rather than receive Christ’s righteousness through faith. So it was that God was in His temple to cleanse it, a precursor to the once-for-all cleansing from sin which He would accomplish in the temple of His own body on the cross. God grant us to know the things that make for our peace—His visitation in the Word and Sacraments—that by the Holy Spirit we may penitently confess “Jesus is Lord” (1 Cor. 12:1–11).