August 9, 2020

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings:

Job 38:4-18 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?”

Psalm 18:1-6 (7-16) “In my distress I called upon the LORD.”

Romans 10:5-17 “With the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus walks on the water.

COLLECT OF THE DAY

Almighty and most merciful God, preserve us from all harm and danger that we, being ready in both body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish what You want done; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THEME

Only God comprehends creation’s orchestration. No mortal man can possibly grasp the full complexity of the heavens and the earth. Human reason also cannot grasp Christ’s descent into hell, His rising from the tomb, nor His ascension into heaven. Yet by faith, these very things are believed and confessed. Even when doubt assails us, we can be bold to proclaim, Jesus is the Son of God.

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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.