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January 23, 2022

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

God’s Word

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Ezra reads the Law to the people.

Psalm 19 “The Law of the LORD is perfect.”

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a We are all a part of the Body of Christ.

Luke 4:16-30 Jesus preaches in the synagogue. “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; 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 Jesus sufficiently comprehends and delivers the counsels of God in the purity of the Law and the grace of the Gospel. As sinners, postured to heed God’s Word, we are crushed, tear-filled, perceiving a mammoth guilt. And yet this is the holy intent of God – confession of sin and repentance unleash the Gospel’s joy! Sinners received undeserved forgiveness; the poor, good news; the captive and oppressed, liberty; and the blind, sight. Jesus offers these things to believing and hardened hearts alike.

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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 me. Amen.