Remember the Value of Your Precious Blood

O Christ, Lamb of God, only Son of the Father, for us and for the whole world you offered yourself as payment on the cross, dying innocently at the hands of the wicked.Remember the infinite value of your precious bloodand blot out the sins of all your people. You were reviled and stricken.You were bound … Continue reading Remember the Value of Your Precious Blood

Remembering Wilhelm Löhe

Johann Konrad Wilhelm Löhe (or Loehe) was a German Lutheran pastor who supported mission efforts in America. (He died January 2, 1872, and is remembered on January 2.) He not only raised funds and sent missionaries, he also published many materials on Christian education, prayer and worship, which were a great influence on the framers … Continue reading Remembering Wilhelm Löhe

Remembering John the Baptist

John the Baptist has two commemorations. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24, his ‘birthday,’ is six months before Jesus’ ‘birthday,’ December 25. Saints are usually remembered on their ‘birthday to life eternal.’ The Christian Church also observes the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist on August 29.  Dear Lord God, we thank … Continue reading Remembering John the Baptist

Remembering Jan Hus

Jan Hus (John Huss) was burned at the stake on July 6, 1415. About a hundred years before Luther, Hus was defending the authority of Scripture, and declaring that where the Word is, the true church is. According to legend, when he was about to be executed he said, “Today you roast a goose. (Hus is the … Continue reading Remembering Jan Hus

By Remembering Christ, We Endure

Almighty and eternal God, merciful Father, you gave your Son for our sins, and raised him up again for our righteousness. Through him you have overcome death and have opened up for us the way to eternal life. Through your Holy Spirit, grant that we may rely on this in true faith, that our bodies … Continue reading By Remembering Christ, We Endure

Remember Your Church

Remember, Lord, your Church, deliver it from all evil and make it perfect in your love, and gather it from the four winds, sanctified for the kingdom which you have prepared for it; for yours is the power and the glory for ever. Source: The Didache Source of this version: Freely adapted from http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0714.htm Also found here: https://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/study/module/didache/ … Continue reading Remember Your Church

Scriptural Way of the Cross

The Scriptural Way of the Cross or Scriptural Stations of the Cross is a modern version of the ancient Christian devotion called the Stations of the Cross. The versicle and response, “We adore you, O Christ,…” is from the traditional devotions for the Stations of the Cross. The prayers that follow each scriptural devotion are … Continue reading Scriptural Way of the Cross

Preserve Us from Greed and the Cares of this Life

Lord God, heavenly Father, in the wilderness your Son fed over five thousand people with five loaves and two fish. Graciously remain with us and bless us. Preserve us from greed and the cares of this life that we may seek first your kingdom and your righteousness and in all things remember your Fatherly goodness; … Continue reading Preserve Us from Greed and the Cares of this Life