Sunday, March 20

Morning and Evening Prayer

On the first Sunday in Lent, I referenced Luther's Morning and Evening Prayer in my Message. You can find these in Luther's Small Catechism but in case you don't have a copy, I'm posting the prayers here for your use.

The Morning Blessing

In the morning, as soon as you get out of bed, you are to make the sign of the holy cross and say:

"Under the care of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen."

Then, kneeling or standing, say the Apostles' Creed and the Lord's Prayer. If you wish, you may recite this little prayer as well:

"I give thanks to you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected me through the night from all harm and danger and I ask that you would also protect me today from sin and every danger, so that my life and actions may please you. Into your hand I commend my body, my soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be with me, so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen."

After singing a hymn, or whatever else may serve your devotion, you are to go to your work joyfully.

May these prayers guide your daily journey in this holy Lenten season. See you in church!

Pastor Mueller

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