The Congregation at Prayer for the week of March 22, 2020

A Guide for Daily Meditation and Prayer beginning Sunday, March 22 (Lent 4/Laetare)

Pray and confess aloud as much from the order of meditation and prayer as you are able or as your family size and ages dictate. Learn by heart the verse, catechism, and hymn of the week. 

Psalm of the Week: 74

Verse: Luke 10:2 The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

Catechism: Commandments 1-3 (primary texts); Table of Duties— What the Hearers Owe Their Pastors: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; Hebrews 13:17

Daily Readings

 Bible Narrative2nd Reading
SunLent 4: The Feeding of the 5,000—John 6:1-15 
MonJesus Is Anointed at Bethany—John 12:1-11Deuteronomy 15:7-11
TuePalm Sunday—John 12:12-26Psalm 118:1-20
WedMidweek Passion: Jesus Before Pontius Pilate—Matt. 27:11-31Isaiah 50:4-9
ThuThe Annunciation of Our Lord: Luke 1:26-38 
FriJesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet—John 13:1-20Exodus 40:1-33
SatA New Commandment Is Given—John 13:21-38Psalm 41

Hymn: LSB 571 “God Loved the World So That He Gave” (stanzas 1 and 4)

Collect for Laetare: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.