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 92
Daily Readings (Also found in LSB on pg. 299)
1 Samuel 19:1-24
1 Samuel 20:1-23
1 Samuel 20:24-42
1 Cor. 1:1-25
1 Samuel 24:1-22
1 Cor. 1:26-2:16
1 Samuel 25:1-22
1 Cor. 3:1-23
1 Samuel 25:23-44
1 Cor. 4:1-21
1 Samuel 26:1-25
1 Cor. 5:1-13
Catechism: The Apostles’ Creed - REVIEW
Hymn LSB 608 Lord, To You I Make Confession
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
O God, You declare Your almighty power above all in showing mercy and pity. Mercifully grant us such a measure of Your grace that we may obtain Your gracious promises and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; 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 15:1-10
“And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard” (Gen. 4:1–15). For unlike Abel, Cain’s offering did not proceed from a heart that revered and trusted in the Lord. Thus, the lowly tax collector who prayed, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” was the one who went down to his house justified before God, not the respectable, outwardly righteous Pharisee who trusted in himself and his own good living (Luke 18:9–14). “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast”. The one who penitently despairs of his own righteousness and relies completely on the atoning mercy of God in Christ is the one who is declared righteous. For Christ died for our sins and rose again the third day (1 Cor. 15:1–10). Therefore, “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”