August 26-September 1, 2018

WEEKLY READINGS & PRAYERS FOR MEDITATION

Read Psalm 32

Readings for the Week
Sunday: 1 Kings 8:22-30, 46-63; 2 Corinthians 4:1-18
Monday: 2 Kings 9:1-13; 10:18-29; Philippians 2:12-30
Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 29:1-24; Philippians 3:1-21
Wednesday: 2 Chronicles 31:1-21; Philippians 4:1-23
Thursday: 2 Chronicles 32:1-22; Colossians 1:1-23
Friday: 2 Chronicles 33:1-25; Colossians 1:24—2:7
Saturday: 2 Chronicles 34: 1-4,8-11; Colossians 2:8-23

Bible Verse for Memorizing 
Blessèd is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (Psalm 32:1)

Small Catechism for Memorizing: What is Confession?
Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven.

Prayers
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 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.

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 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, 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.   

 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.

Hymn of the Week: 608 - Lord, to You I Make Confession