A Guide for Daily Meditation and Prayer beginning Sunday, March 29 (Lent 5/Judica)
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: 75
Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9
[Jesus said,] “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Catechism: Commandments 4-10 (primary texts); Table of Duties—Of Civil Government: Romans 13:1-4
|Bible Narrative||2nd Reading|
|Sun||Lent 5: “Before Abraham Was, I AM”—John 8:42-59|
|Mon||Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest—John 18:1-27||Lam. 3:19-33|
|Tue||Jesus Faces Pontius Pilate—John 18:28-40||Isaiah 52:4-10|
|Wed||Midweek Passion: The King Is Crucified—Matthew 27:32-56||Psalm 69:16-21|
|Thu||Jesus Is Crucified—John 19:1-24||Psalm 22|
|Fri||Jesus Side Is Pierced—John 19:25-42||Is 52:13—53:12|
|Sat||Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-9||Phil. 2:5-11|
Hymn: LSB 420 “Christ, the Life of All the Living” (stanzas 1 and 5)
Collect for Laetare: Almighty God, by Your great goodness, mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.