A Reading From The Book Of Concord – Feast Of St. Michael & All Angels Sunday

Never forget, dear Christians, as the Baptized, you are children of God and, thus, you are of those little ones with your very own angels, who while keeping guard over you in the kingdom of heaven, “always see the face of [our] Father who is in heaven.”                      [Rev. Kurt Hering]

 

 

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORD
FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
GOSPEL LESSON:  Matthew 18:1–11
SMALL CATECHISM: DAILY PRAYERS

 

How the head of the family should teach his household to pray morning and evening

 

Morning Prayer.

1] In the morning, when you rise, you shall bless yourself with the holy cross and say:
In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
2] Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. If you choose, you may, in addition, say this little prayer:
I thank Thee, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, that Thou hast kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray Thee to keep me this day also from sin and all evil, that all my doings and life may please Thee. For into Thy hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Thy holy angel be with me, that the Wicked Foe may have no power over me. Amen.
3] Then go to your work with joy, singing a hymn, as the Ten Commandments, or what your devotion may suggest.

 

Evening Prayer.

4] In the evening, when you go to bed, you shall bless yourself with the holy cross and say:
In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
5] Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. If you choose, you may, in addition, say this little prayer:
I thank Thee, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, that Thou hast graciously kept me this day, and I pray Thee to forgive me all my sins, where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Thy hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Thy holy angel be with me, that the Wicked Foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 

Then go to sleep promptly and cheerfully.

 

The text used here is from Triglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church: German-Latin-English. These texts are in the public domain, can be found online @  http://bookofconcord.org, and may be freely copied.

 

 (You may download a letter size .pdf file The Feast Of St. Michael & All Angels Sunday Bulletin Insert from this link.)

 

Rev. Kurt Hering’s objective is to make a connection between the “Gospel Text For The Day” (usually) and the Book of Concord in order to help pastors make connections for their parishoners that help them understand how the BoC sets forth the faith once delivered to us in Scripture for the life of the Church. The vast majority of Lutherans simply have never had that done for them, largely because a pastor only has so much time for a sermon and getting everything ready for Sunday in addition to his weekly work with Christ’s sheep. 

 


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