For the Week of Pentecost 13 (August 24-29, 2015)
Invocation: In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Speak the Apostles’ Creed. Ephesians 6:11 - ”Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
Hymn of the Week: Lutheran Service Book #566 “By Grace, I’m Saved”
Readings for the Week: [The readings for Thursday-Saturday are the Scriptures for this coming Sunday.]
Monday: Psalm 119:129-136
What is being asked for in this psalm? Why?
Tuesday: Revelation 6:9-11
God knows His martyrs, dead and living. What comfort does this bring?
Wednesday: Romans 6:1-5
What has baptism done to us? What does this mean? What does it mean to “walk in newness of life?”
Thursday: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
God speaks, we listen. How does that shape your life? Why?
Friday: Ephesians 6:10-20
Who are the enemies of the Church? Therefore, what is our armor and weapons?
Saturday: Mark 7:14-23
Where does your uncleanness come from? But what comes from outside you that makes you clean?
The Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer: The Fifth Petition: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of the things for which we pray, not have we deserved them, but we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. So we too will sincerely forgive and gladly do good to those who sin against us.
The Prayers: Please pray for . . .
+ yourself and for all in need (remembering especially those on our prayer list).
+ all students returning to college, for our Lord’s protection, blessing, and strength of faith.
+ God’s blessing, wisdom, and guidance for our congregation’s Board of Evangelism.
+ the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya, for God’s blessing, guidance, and provision.
+ God’s blessing, guidance, and provision for Lutheran for Life.
Conclude with the Lord’s Prayer and Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer from the Catechism.
Now joyfully go about your day (or to bed) in good cheer, child of God!