Weekly Devotions

Collect during a Pandemic

Almighty God, heavenly Father, give us grace to trust You during this time of illness and distress. In mercy put an end to the epidemic that afflicts us. Grant relief to those who suffer, and comfort all that mourn. Sustain all medical personnel in their labors, and cause Your people ever to serve You in righteousness and holiness; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Bible Readings

June 28: Acts 9:1-22; Josh. 3:1-17
June 29: Acts 9:23-43; Josh. 4:1-24
June 30: Acts 10:1-17; Josh. 5:1-6:5
July 1: Acts 10:18-33; Josh. 6:6-27
July 2: Acts 10:34-48; Josh. 7:1-26
July 3: Acts 11:1-18; Josh. 8:1-28
July 4: Acts 11:19-30; Josh. 10:1-25

Readings from the Small Catechism

“Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:13

Connections/Applications, pgs. 160-163
Table of Duties, pgs. 33-36

Other Readings

Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God (Lutheran Service Book, 895)
The 107th Psalm

This Week’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, out of Your fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, You have created me and endowed me with all that I have in this body and life, and You continue to defend me from all danger and guard and protect me from all evil. Receive now my thanks and praise for all of Your gifts, and shape my life to serve and obey You in the callings which You have given me; through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.

[Also, the Lord’s Prayer.]

A Pictorial Representation of The Augsburg Confession, Illustrated by Wenceslas_Hollar