October 25, 2020

Reformation Celebration

Readings:

Revelation 14:6–7 “Fear God and give Him glory.”

Psalm 46 “God is our refuge and strength.”

Romans 3:19–28 “One is justified by faith.”

John 8:31–36 “The truth will set you free.”

COLLECT OF THE DAY

Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THEME

The Law leaves us speechless, for it
condemns us and holds us accountable
to God. By the Law, every sin
is unmasked, every sinner declared
guilty. In Christ, by His blood, we
receive faith. This faith justifies us
apart from the works of the Law.
Thanks be to God that Christ gives
us this Gospel. By it, sin is forgiven
and sinners declared innocent. This
is our freedom in Christ proclaimed
throughout every nation, tribe,
language, and people.

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Martin Luther’s Morning Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Martin Luther’s Evening Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over

Amen.