Weekly Readings & Prayers for Meditation
Read Psalm 92
Readings for the Week
Sunday: 1 Samuel 19:1-24; Act 28:1-5
Monday: 1 Samuel 20:1-23; Acts 28:16-31
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 20:24-42; 1 Corinthians 1:1-25
Wednesday: 1 Samuel 24:1-22; 1 Corinthians 1:26-2:16
Thursday: 1 Samuel 25:1-22; 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
Friday: 1 Samuel 25:23-44; 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
Saturday: 1 Samuel 26:1-25; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
Bible Verse for Memorizing
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (Romans 10:4)
Small Catechism for Memorizing: The Ten Commandments
What does God say about all these commandments?
He says: “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.” (Exodus 20:5–6)
What does this mean?
God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer
Collect for 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.
Daily Themes for Prayer
Sunday: God’s gifts to us through Word and Sacrament
Monday: Our Baptism, calling, and daily work
Tuesday: Facing temptation and struggle, witnessing
Wednesday: Our homes, families, schools, country, and neighbors
Thursday: The Lord’s Supper, the Church throughout the world
Friday: The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; forgiveness and salvation
Saturday: Preparation for the Day of the Lord, for death and resurrection
In Our Prayers This Week
For the Lutz family and all who mourn the death of Herman Lutz. For our school and teachers. For Assist Pregnancy Center. For the Poe family, serving in Saudi Arabia. Sick and infirm: Linda Arquette, Maria Bartee, Priscilla Cook, Anastasia Krumwiede, Peter Westcott, Emory Wilt, Carrie Wolf, Deb Braun, Richard Brown, Tom Carroll, Bryce Eakin, James Eakin, Rev. Karl Fabrizius, Tim German, Benjamin Gill, Shirley Goeglein, Stan Goeglein, Diane Hauer, Marcia Herrick, Guy Hunter, Adam Lawson, Amen Mikkey, Frank Miller, Tom Rand, Lyle Schultz, Angie Thomas, Leona Winkler. Homebound/Nursing Homes: Herb DeWalt, Mike DeWalt, Merrill Hemphill, Robert Kreinheder, Florence Mazzie, Rosalie Savini, Ruth Dille. Our Synodical leaders: Matthew Harrison, President; John Denninger, District President. The Church’s mission and mercy workers. Our nation’s leaders: especially Donald, our president. For all women with child: especially Mayu DeWitt, Alissa Eckardt, Amy Payne, Katie Schultz, Heather Smith, and Rachel Wanke. The armed forces: especially Rachel Kent, Jonathan Shaw, and AJ Vogel.
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.
Hymn of the Week: 745 - In God, My Faithful God