A Simple Weekly Catechism Reading Plan – With Bulletin Insert

Luther kept reading the Small Catechism every day.

It is a prayer book, a meditation book, and a life book. It keeps offering more. It is not just information. It comes to us in daily life, when we know it well, frequently think on it, and pray from it.

There are many good reading plans for growth in prayer, meditation, and living from the catechism. Here is one that is simple and realistic for a person just starting.

If you miss a day, don’t condemn yourself. The part you missed will come again next week. Today you can read the little part for this day, never mind whatever might have happened yesterday. God will bless you with wisdom without upbraiding you about yesterday. He will give liberally, generously, ungrudgingly. He will give without reproach, without criticizing, and without rebuke (James 1:5). If you ask for bread, your Father will not give you a stone (Matthew 7:9). For fish He will not give you a snake (Luke 11:11). For an egg He will not give you a scorpion (Luke 11:12).

 

Monday Ten Commandments
Tuesday Creed
Wednesday Lord’s Prayer
Thursday Sacrament of Baptism
Friday Sacrament of the Altar
Saturday Table of Duties
Sunday
before Divine Service
Christian Questions with Their Answers
Sunday
anytime later in the day
Confession
Each Morning Morning Prayer
Each Evening Evening Prayer

 

Here is a link to the content of this post reformatted into a ready-to-print bulletin insert. Please feel free to use it and pass it around if it would be suitable for you.

 

About T. R. Halvorson

T. R. Halvorson was born in Sidney, Montana on July 14, 1953, baptized at Pella Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sidney, Montana on November 8, 1953, and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Williston, North Dakota in 1968. He and his wife, Marilyn, are members of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Sidney, Montana. They have three sons and six grandchildren. T. R. farms at Wildrose, North Dakota, and is Deputy County Attorney in Sidney, Montana. He has been a computer programmer; and an author, conference speaker, instructor, and consultant to industry in online legal information. He is among the authors of the religion column in the Sidney Herald at Sidney, Montana. He is the Editor of LutheranCatechism.com.


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