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

November 29: 1 Pet. 2:1-12; Is. 5:1-25
November 30: 1 Pet. 2:13-25; Is. 6:1-7:9
December 1: 1 Pet. 3:1-22; Is. 7:10-8:8
December 2: 1 Pet. 4:1-19-56; Is. 8:9-9:7
December 3: 1 Pet. 5:1-14; Is. 9:8-10:11
December 4: 2 Pet. 1:1-21; Is. 10:12-34
December 5: 2 Pet. 2:1-22; Is. 11:1-12:6

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. 317-321
Table of Duties, pgs. 33-36

Other Readings

Hymn: “As Surely as I Live,” God Said (Lutheran Service Book, 614)
The 40th Psalm

This Week’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, You delivered Your Son for our offenses and raised Him for our justification. Grant that we may also trust in the word of forgiveness which You have given Your pastors to proclaim, that clinging to Your good and gracious promises, we might be brought to eternal life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

This week we are to pray each day with an emphasis on the meaning of each petition of the Lord’s Prayer according to the following:

Our Father…
Adoption as children of God

Hallowed be Thy Name
Pure doctrine and life

Thy Kingdom Come
Preaching of the Kingdom

Thy Will be done
Faith, peace, sick and suffering

Give us this day our daily bread
All needs for this body and life

Forgive…as we forgive
Reconciliation with neighbors

Lead us not…but deliver us
The defeat of all evil

Preparation for Next Week

Next Sunday we will be studying What is the benefits of this eating and drinking? In preparation for this, we are to read Exodus 12:1-14.

A Pictorial Representation of The Augsburg Confession, Illustrated by Wenceslas_Hollar