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

February 14: Morning: John 5:1-18; Evening: Job 10:1-22; Psalms: 6
February 15: John 5:19-29; Job 1:1-20; Psalms 32
February 16: John 5:30-47; Job 12:1-25; Psalms 38
February 17: Mark 1:1-13; Gen. 1:1-19; Psalms 51
February 18: Mark 1:14-28; Gen. 1:20-2:3; Psalms 102
February 19: Mark 1:29-45; Gen. 2:4-25; Psalms 130
February 20: Mark 2:1-17; Gen. 3:1-24*; Psalms 143

*Read in preparation for Divine Service

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

Sunday: Questions 15-17
Monday: Questions 18-19
Tuesday: Questions 20-23
Wednesday: 1st Commandment pg. 58
Thursday: 2nd Commandment pg. 67
Friday: 3rd Commandment pg. 74
Saturday: 4th Commandment pg. 81

For additional daily prayers, see the Small Catechism pg. 346. The Prayers for Morning and Evening, as well as the Mealtime should be learned by heart.

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…
The power of sons of God in prayer

Hallowed be Thy Name
For the orthodox catholic faith

Thy Kingdom Come
The ministry of the pastor

Thy Will be done
The defeat of Satan and our enemies

Give us this day our daily bread
Good government and health

Forgive…as we forgive
A spirit of true repentance

Lead us not…but deliver us
The overcoming of habitual sin

A Pictorial Representation of The Augsburg Confession, Illustrated by Wenceslas_Hollar