Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School LCMS

4311 104th St. Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Phone: 262-694-4405     Fax: 262-694-0964

Church Office Email: gslutheranoffice@gmail.com

Pastor Email: pastorwillman@gmail.com

School Email: gspreschool34@gmail.com 

 

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The Congregation at Prayer: Trinity 18

October 1, 2018

The Congregation at Prayer

A guide for daily meditation and prayer

Trinity 18

 

Invocation

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 34:8-22

 

Daily Readings (Also found in LSB on pg. 299)

Day

Old Testament

New Testament

Sunday

Deuteronomy 1:37-2:15

Matthew 6:1-15

Monday

Deuteronomy 2:16-37

Matthew 6:16-34

Tuesday

Deuteronomy 3:1-29

Matthew 7:1-12

Wednesday

Deuteronomy 4:1-20

Matthew 7:13-29

Thursday

Deuteronomy 4:21-40

Matthew 8:1-17

Friday

Deuteronomy 5:1-21

Matthew 8:18-34

Saturday

Deuteronomy 5:22-6:9

Matthew 9:1-17

 

Catechism: The Ten Commandments   

The Seventh & Eighth Commandments

 

Hymn LSB 708 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart  

 

Prayers

In Our Prayers This Week

Don Mueller (Jamie Andrews’ grandfather), Dorothy Berger, David Serkowski (friend of the Sorensens), Howard Thiel, 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)

 

Collect of the Week

O God, because without You we are not able to please You, mercifully grant that Your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Lord’s Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Prayer

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.

Evening Prayer

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.

Mealtime Prayer

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

Trinity 19

Genesis 28:10-17

Psalm 84

Ephesians 4:22-28

Matthew 9:1-8

 

The Lord does not require us to ascend to Him; in mercy He descends to us (Gen. 28:10–17). The ladder in Jacob’s dream was not for climbing; it was the means by which the Lord came to bless Jacob. This event finds its fulfillment in Christ who descended from His throne to save and bless us. By His incarnation He is the eternal bridge between heaven and earth. “The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (Matt. 9:1–8). The Lord was present in the flesh to absolve the paralytic. Jesus also healed and restored this man’s body. “For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation” (Small Catechism). The Lord still has power on earth to forgive sins. In holy absolution He raises up the new man (Eph. 4:22–28) and bestows the healing medicine which will bring about our resurrection on the Last Day. Thus we say with Jacob, “This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” (Gen. 28:17)

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