A Guide for Daily Prayer and Meditation: June 30–July7, 2024

Pray and confess out loud as much as you are able or based on your family size and ages. (Alternative orders in LSB pp295-8)

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The sign of the cross + may be made by all in remembrance of their baptism.

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Morning Close of the Day

In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice;

In the morning I prepare a sacrifice for You and watch

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and peace at the last.

Amen.

My mouth is filled with Your praise,

And with Your glory all the day.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

To sing praise to Your name, O Most High;

O Lord, open my lips,

And my mouth will declare Your praise.

To herald Your love in the morning;

Your truth at the close of the day.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Hymn of the Month for July: LSB 610 Lord Jesus, Think on Me

One or more verses from the hymn of the month are sung, or another hymn may be chosen.

Verse of the Week: Lamentations 3:25

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Daily Lectionary

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Old Testament

Joshua 

5:1-6:5

Joshua 

6:6-27

Joshua 

8:1-28

Joshua 

23:1-16

Joshua 

24:1-31

Judges

2:6-23

Judges

3:7-31

Judges

4:1-24

Psalms 

114

144

47:1-7

75

51:1-9

60

68:1-16

149

100

5:1-8

2:1-8

78:56-72

16:5-11

139:12-18

138:1-6

86:8-17

New Testament

Acts

10:1-17

Acts

10:18-33

Acts

11:1-18

Acts

12:1-25

Acts

13:1-12

Acts

13:13-41

Acts

13:42-52

Acts

14:1-18

 

The Third Article:  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

What does this mean?

I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian Church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.

(Go to bottom of next page for related Bible verses and/or excerpts from Large Catechism.)

The Apostles’ Creed is confessed † Lord’s Prayer † Prayers for Others and Ourselves (see LSB 305-318 for prayers)

In Our Prayers: Those who are suffering: Pastor Carlson, Dan Drinkman, Ben, Joann Fox, Mark (Joann Fox’s son), Louis Gettler, Arlene Hakes, Marlys Jones, Pastor Jones, Ruth Meyer (Tim Meyer’s mother), Lacie Miles (Chrystal’s sister-in-law), Bernard and Linda Nazer (Mary Gettler’s brother and sister-in-law), Mike Osborn (Mary Gettler’s son), Marlene Paulson (Diane Schroeder’s sister), Doris Post, Arlene Potts, Michael Potts, Mark Radl, Alexis Radle, Nancy, Sarah Schweisthal, Kara Simmons (Pastor and Susan Thomas’ goddaughter), Marlys St. George (Pastor Jones’ great aunt), Pastor Szedlak, Ben Thomas


 

 

Collect for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Heavenly Father, during His earthly ministry Your Son Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead. By the healing medicine of the Word and Sacraments pour into our hearts such love toward You that we may live eternally; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Prayer based on The Third Article of the Creed, Part Three

Holy Spirit, Lord and giver of life, You have brought me to Christ, and by His Gospel You promise me the final victory over sin, death, and the devil. Keep me firm and confident in the knowledge that on the Last Day, You will raise all the dead and give eternal life to me and believers in Christ, my Lord, in whose name I pray. Amen.

Morning Close of the Day

Almighty God, merciful Father, who created and completed all things, on this day when the work of our calling begins anew, we implore You to create its beginning, direct its continuance, and bless its end, that our doings may be preserved from sin, our life sanctified, and our work be well pleasing to you; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

I thank you my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that 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

Visit our dwellings, O Lord, and in Your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of Your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.  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.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Bible Verses for Meditation on the Third Article of the Creed

- Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26

- So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:41-42

- Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

- So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17

- Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God. 1 Peter 1:22-23

- For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18

- He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

 

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