WEEKLY READINGS & PRAYERS FOR MEDITATION
Read Psalm 146
Readings for the Week
Sunday: 2 Samuel 11:1-27; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Monday: 2 Samuel 12:1-25; 1 Corinthians 12:1-13
Tuesday: 1 Kings 2:1-27; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Wednesday: 1 Kings 3:1-15; 2 Corinthians 1:1-22
Thursday: 1 Kings 5:1-18; 2 Corinthians 1:23—2:17
Friday: 1 Kings 7:51—8:21; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18
Saturday: 1 Kings 8:22-30, 46-63; 2 Corinthians 4:1-18
Bible Verse for Memorizing
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
Small Catechism for Memorizing: The Lord’s Prayer, First Petition
Hallowed be Thy name.
What does this mean? God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also.
How is God’s name kept holy? God’s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God’s Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!
Collect for the Week, Daily Themes for Prayer, In Our Prayers This Week, Lord’s Prayer, and Morning/Evening Prayer
Collect for the Week
Almighty and merciful God, by Your gift alone Your faithful people render true and laudable service. Help us steadfastly to live in this life according to Your promises and finally attain Your heavenly glory; 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 Sherry Quaresma, recovering from surgery. For Shawn and Molly (Leithart) Barnett, newly married. For our pastors. 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, 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 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: 756 - Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me