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A Prayer with Acts 28:16-31

8/6/2020
The apostle Paul proclaimed God’s kingdom and the teaching of His Son with boldness and without hindrance. We pray our heavenly Father to grant His Church–both pastors and people–the same boldness to proclaim His mighty deeds of salvation. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, pages …

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The Transfiguration (2020)

8/6/2020
Much of the Christian Church celebrates the Transfiguration of Our Lord on this day, August 6. Today we pray that, since our Lord Jesus Christ has been transfigured, we may be delivered from the “disquietude”–the uneasiness, worry, anxiety–of this world and may by faith behold the King in His beauty. …

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A Prayer with Acts 28:1-15

8/5/2020
Jesus healed many with frail and diseased bodies. As He granted healing through His servant Paul, we pray Him to bless all doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, pages 299-304 or Treasury of Daily Prayer.)

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A Prayer with Acts 27:27-44

8/4/2020
With today’s reading of Acts 27:27-44 we pray stanzas 1 and 2 of the “Navy Hymn,” titled “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” (Lutheran Service Book, 717:1-*2). Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, pages 299-304 or Treasury of Daily Prayer.)

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A Prayer with Acts 27:9-26

8/3/2020
Our heavenly Father promises never to leave us nor forsake us. As He sustained Paul and those with him through the storm at sea, we pray Him to assure us of His presence as we endure the trials of this fallen world and grant us His peace. Source: “Sacred Meditations …

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A Prayer with Acts 26:24-27:8

8/2/2020
With today’s reading of Acts 26:24-27:8, we pray the first two verses of the hymn, “Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star” (Lutheran Service Book, 872:1-2). Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, pages 299-304 or Treasury of Daily Prayer.)

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Proper 13 (2020)

8/2/2020
Because the one Church of Jesus Christ cannot continue without His help, we pray for Him to cleanse and defend her, and to protect and govern her. Collect for Proper 13 (the Sunday closest to August 3), from The Book of Common Prayer.

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A Prayer with Acts 26:1-23

8/1/2020
God gave His servant Paul boldness to confess before King Agrippa the salvation worked through His Son. We pray Him to grant His Church the same boldness to confess the Christ who suffered and rose from the dead. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, pages …

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A Prayer with Acts 25:13-27

7/31/2020
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. As He enabled Paul to confess the faith before kings, we pray Him to pour His Holy Spirit upon us that we may remain steadfast in His grace and confess His deeds of salvation. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” …

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A Prayer with Acts 24:24-25:12

7/30/2020
Our heavenly Father gives earthly government to punish evil and promote good in this earthly life. We pray Him to lead us to rejoice when they function according to His will; and when then do not operate within His will, we ask for faith in His justice delivered on the …

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A Prayer with Acts 24:1-23

7/29/2020
Through His Son’s sacrificial death and resurrection, God forgives our wrongs and builds us up to proclaim His mercy. We pray Him for steadfast faith in His unchanging Word and a clear conscience to bear witness to His Son. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, …

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A Prayer with Acts 23:12-35

7/28/2020
With today’s reading from Acts 23:12-35, we pray stanzas 3 and 4 of the hymn “Lord of Our Life” (Lutheran Service Book, 659). Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, pages 299-304 or Treasury of Daily Prayer.)

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A Prayer with Acts 22:30-23:11

7/27/2020
Our heavenly Father has brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. As Paul confessed the resurrection of the dead, we pray God to grant us confidence, courage and boldness to confess His Son’s death and resurrection to a world hostile to the Gospel. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily …

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A Prayer with Acts 22:17-29

7/26/2020
God has established civil authorities as His servants for order in this fallen world. We pray Him to grant us to honor those whom He has placed over us and the wisdom to use civil laws for the purpose of bearing witness to Him and His salvation. Source: “Sacred Meditations …

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Proper 12 (2020)

7/26/2020
God protects all who trust in Him. Therefore, we pray that He would increase His mercy upon us so that we may pass through the things of this life and yet not lose the things of eternal life. Collect for Proper 12 (the Sunday closest to July 27), from The …

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A Prayer with Acts 21:37-22:16

7/25/2020
God converted His servant Paul to faith in His Son through the light of the Gospel. We pray Him to shine the light of His forgiveness, life and salvation into our darkness, that we may rejoice in new life with Him. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran …

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Saint James (2020)

7/25/2020
Today the Church remembers St. James, the first apostle to suffer martyrdom for the name of Jesus Christ. We pray for the leaders of the Church, that they may have self-denying service to serve God’s people. Saint James (July 25), from The Book of Common Prayer.

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A Prayer with Acts 21:15-36

7/24/2020
In His flesh and by His death on the cross, Jesus has broken down the dividing wall of hostility between peoples. We pray Him to grant His Church boldness and joy to proclaim His saving works to all peoples. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, …

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A Prayer with Acts 19:1-22

7/23/2020
Our gracious Father in heaven has made us His own dear children through Baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray Him to grant that we may live as His baptized children. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, pages 299-304 or Treasury …

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A Prayer with Acts 18:1-11, 23-28

7/22/2020
With today’s reading of Acts 18:1-11, 23-28, we pray stanza 1 of the hymn, “Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens” (Lutheran Service Book 589:1). Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran Service Book, pages 299-304 or Treasury of Daily Prayer.)

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