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 32
Daily Readings (Also found in LSB on pg. 299)
1 Kings 8:22-30, 46-63
2 Cor. 4:1-18
1 Kings 9:1-9, 10:1-13
2 Cor. 5:1-21
1 Kings 11:1-26
2 Cor. 6:1-18
1 Kings 11:42-12:19
2 Cor. 7:1-16
1 Kings 12:20-13:5, 33-34
2 Cor. 8:1-24
1 Kings 16:29-17:24
2 Cor. 9:1-15
1 Kings 18:1-19
Catechism: Confession - REVIEW
Hymn LSB 683 Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
In Our Prayers This Week
The family of Dawn Raabe, Dorothy Berger, Karon Derocher, David Serkowski (friend of the Sorensens), Jaxson Feldman (Sorensen’s newborn grandson in NICU) 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), Ron Waldrop (Anna Willman’s Uncle)
Collect of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain what You have promised, make us love what You have commanded; 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
The ten lepers cried out from a distance, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Luke 17:11–19). Their condition cut them off from God and others. So also do the works of the flesh cut us off from God and others. “Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal 5:16–24). Thus we cry out with the lepers, “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy,” eagerly seeking His good gifts. Jesus said to the lepers, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. So too, we walk by faith and not by sight, being confident of Jesus’ help before we see any evidence of it, trusting that Jesus’ cleansing words of forgiveness will restore us to wholeness in the resurrection. Let us be as the one leper who returned to the true High Priest to give Him thanks and glory. For Jesus bore our infirmities in His sacrifice at Calvary. His words are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh (Prov 4:10–23).— Lutheran Service Book Project