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Weekly Devotional Helps, September 7-13

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

Our Gospel reading is one that links us to a certain petition in the Lord’s Prayer. We pray, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We desire forgiveness when the law of God is brought down upon us. It can be harder to deal with the second part of that sentence in the Lord’s Prayer. Our reading puts a parable into our heads and hearts to see what it means to forgive those who trespass against us. Many of you have been sinned against greatly in your lives by people who were close to you. It is hard to look at forgiving those who sinned against us. I would encourage all of you to have the Gospel reading from Matthew memorized to help you to see what forgiveness of sins from God looks like and how we too forgive others.


Monday- 2 Kings 4:38-5:8; Ephesians 6:1-24

Tuesday- 2 Kings 5:9-27; Philippians 1:1-20

Wednesday- 2 Kings 6:1-23; Philippians 1:21-2:11

Thursday- 2 Kings 9:1-13, 10:18-29; Philippians 2:12-30

Friday- 2 Chronicles 29:1-24; Philippians 3:1-21

Saturday- 2 Chronicles 31:1-21; Philippians 4:1-23

Sunday- Genesis 50:15-21; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35

Collect for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost–

O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of Your Church, especially in times of persecution, and grant that what we ask in faith we may obtain; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Small Catechism- (If you want, try and memorize this by next Sunday.)

From the Table of Duties)- What the Hearers Owe Their Pastors- “The Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.” (1 Corinthians 9:14)

“Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” (Galatians 6:6-7) (2nd grade +)

Weekly Hymn of Emphasis- LSB 621 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Helpful prayers from the Lutheran Prayer Companion this week- 120, 301, 427, 428, 437

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