Having been reconciled to the
Father by the precious blood of
Christ, we present our prayers to
Him on behalf of the whole
Christian Church and all people
Use your prayer notes.
according to their need.
Use a verse from the
bible to reflect on.
For the Christian Church
Prayer faith to spread throughout the world; for The
through evangelism. Lutheran Church—Missouri
Synod; for Matthew, our Synod
president, and _________, our
district president; and for
pastors, deaconesses, teachers, ch
urch workers and all the
faithful, that Christ would use us
to gather the nations to Him, our
one true Redeemer, as we
joyfully proclaim that Jesus is
Lord. Hear our prayer, O
Lord, and let our cry come to
among God‘s people, that the
Lord would curb sinful
ambition, silence the desires of
our sinful flesh and grant us
hearts to be reconciled with each
other in Christian love, so that all
people will know we are His
For our national, state and local
officials, all who work in
government and all who
contribute to our general
welfare, that God would grant
them wisdom and temperance;
and for our police, firefighters
and all who serve in the armed
forces, that they may be kept
from harm and danger and
that, in accordance with God‘s
will, peace may be established in
For steadfast resolve and joyful
spirits as the church engages in
works of mercy and love, that
we may remember that we are
Use your prayer notes. God‘s workmanship, created in
Use a verse from the Christ Jesus for good
works, which God prepared
bible to reflect on.
Prayer faith to spread beforehand for us to walk
through evangelism. in, and for humility, that we
may not boast in works, but
solely in the cross of our Lord
For the sick and injured [and
God would grant them comfort
and healing, in accordance with
His will; and for those who
suffer from afflictions not
visible to our eyes, that God
would have compassion upon
His ailing servants, staying the
hand of the evil one, that they
may be strengthened in the
knowledge of His redeeming
For all who partake of the Holy
Eucharist this day, that in the
Savior‘s divine body and blood
they may receive forgiveness
for all sins, a life that never
ends and the healing of divine
Hear us, O Lord, in these our
prayers and grant to us every
good and perfect gift through
Jesus Christ, Your Son, our
Lord, who lives and reigns with
You and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and forever. Amen.
Preserve your Word, O Savior,
To us this latter day,
And let your kingdom flourish;
Enlarge your Church, we pray.
Oh, keep our faith from failing;
Keep hope‘s bright star aglow.
Let nothing from truth turn us
While living here below.
Preserve, O Lord, your honor,
The bold blasphemer smite;
Convince, convert, enlighten
The souls in error‘s night.
Reveal your will, dear Savior,
To all who dwell below,
Great light of all the living,
That all your name may know.
Preserve, O Lord, your Zion,
Bought dearly with your blood;
Protect what you have chosen
Against the hellish flood.
Be always our defender
When dangers gather round;
When all the earth is crumbling,
Safe may your Church be found.
Preserve your Word and preaching.
The truth that makes us whole,
The mirror of your glory,
The power that saves the soul.
Oh, may this living water,
This dew of heavenly grace,
Sustain us while here living
Until we see your face.
Preserve in wave and tempest
Your storm-tossed little flock;
Assailed by wind and weather,
May it endure each shock.
Stand at the helm, our pilot,
And set the course aright;
Then we will reach the harbor
In your eternal light.
Faith Comes By Hearing the
Word of Christ
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The Golden Calf
32 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down
from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to
Aaron and said to him, ―Up, make us gods who shall go before
us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the
land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.‖ 2 So
Aaron said to them, ―Take off the rings of gold that are in the
ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring
them to me.‖ 3 So all the people took off the rings of gold that
were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. 4 And he
received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a
graving tool and made a golden[a] calf. And they said, ―These
are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of
Egypt!‖ 5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it. And
Aaron made a proclamation and said, ―Tomorrow shall be a
feast to the LORD.‖ 6 And they rose up early the next day and
offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. And the
people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.
7 And the LORD said to Moses, ―Go down, for your people,
whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted
themselves. 8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way
that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a
golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said,
‗These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the
land of Egypt!‘‖ 9 And the LORD said to Moses, ―I have seen
this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people. 10 Now
therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against
them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a
great nation of you.‖
11 But Moses implored the LORD his God and said, ―O LORD,
why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you
have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and
with a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians say, ‗With
evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains
and to consume them from the face of the earth‘? Turn from
your burning anger and relent from this disaster against your
people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your
servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to
them, ‗I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven,
and all this land that I have promised I will give to your
offspring, and they shall inherit it forever.‘‖ 14 And
the LORD relented from the disaster that he had spoken of
bringing on his people.
15 Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with
the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets that were
written on both sides; on the front and on the back they were
written. 16 The tablets were the work of God, and the writing
was the writing of God, engraved on the
tablets. 17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they
shouted, he said to Moses, ―There is a noise of war in the
camp.‖ 18 But he said, ―It is not the sound of shouting for
victory, or the sound of the cry of defeat, but the sound of
singing that I hear.‖ 19 And as soon as he came near the camp
and saw the calf and the dancing, Moses' anger burned hot,
and he threw the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the
foot of the mountain. 20 He took the calf that they had made
and burned it with fire and ground it to powder and scattered it
on the water and made the people of Israel drink it
Job Continues: Death Comes Soon
14 ―Man who is born of a woman
is few of days and full of trouble.
2 He comes out like a flower
he flees like a shadow and continues
3 And do you open your eyes on such a
and bring me into judgment with
can bring a clean thing out of an
There is not one.
5 Since his days are determined,
and the number of his months is
and you have appointed his limits
that he cannot pass,
6 look away from him and leave him
that he may enjoy, like a hired
hand, his day.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
The Coming of the Lord
13 But we do not want you to be
uninformed, brothers, about those who
are asleep, that you may not grieve as
others do who have no
hope.14 For since we believe that Jesus
died and rose again, even so, through
Jesus, God will bring with him those
who have fallen asleep.15 For this we
declare to you by a word from the
Lord,[a] that we who are alive, who are
left until the coming of the Lord, will
not precede those who have fallen
asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will
descend from heaven with a cry of
command, with the voice of an
archangel, and with the sound of the
trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ
will rise first.17 Then we who are
alive, who are left, will be caught up
together with them in the clouds to
meet the Lord in the air, and so we will
always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore
encourage one another with these
those days had not been cut short, no
human being would be saved. But for the
The Abomination of Desolation
sake of the elect those days will be cut
15 ―So when you see the abomination of
short.23 Then if anyone says to you,
desolation spoken of by the prophet
‗Look, here is the Christ!‘ or ‗There he
Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the is!‘ do not believe it. 24 For false christs
reader understand),16 then let those who and false prophets will arise andperform
are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let great signs and wonders, so as to lead
the one who is on the housetop not go
astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I
down to take what is in his house,18 and have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they
let the one who is in the field not turn
say to you, ‗Look, he is in the
back to take his cloak.19 And alas for
wilderness,‘ do not go out. If they say,
women who are pregnant and for those
‗Look, he is in the inner rooms,‘ do not
who are nursing infants in those
believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes
days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be from the east and shines as far as the
in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then
west, so will be the coming of the Son of
there will be great tribulation, such as has Man. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the
not been from the beginning of the world vultures will gather.
until now, no, and never will be.22 And if
The Coming of the Kingdom
20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the
kingdom of God would come, he
answered them, ―The kingdom of God is
not coming in ways that can be
observed, 21 nor will they say, ‗Look, here
it is!‘ or ‗There!‘ for behold, the kingdom
of God is in the midst of you.‖[a]
22 And he said to the disciples, ―The days
are coming when you will desire to see
one of the days of the Son of Man, and
you will not see it.23 And they will say to
you, ‗Look, there!‘ or ‗Look, here!‘ Do
not go out or follow them. 24 For as the
lightning flashes and lights up the sky
from one side to the other, so will the Son
of Man be in his day.[b]25 But first he must
suffer many things and be rejected by this
generation. 26 Just as it was in the days
of Noah, so will it be in the days of the
Son of Man. 27 They were eating and
drinking and marrying and being given in
marriage, until the day when Noah
entered the ark, and the flood came and
destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it
was in the days of Lot—they were eating
and drinking, buying and selling, planting
and building, 29 but on the day when Lot
went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur
rained from heaven and destroyed them
all— 30 so will it be on the day when the
Son of Man is revealed.
The Fool Says, There Is No God
To the choirmaster. Of David.
14 The fool says in his heart, ―There is no
They are corrupt, they do abominable
there is none who does good.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven on
the children of man,
to see if there are any who
who seek after God.
3 They have all turned aside; together they
have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.
4 Have they no knowledge, all the
who eat up my people as they eat bread
and do not call upon the LORD?
5 There they are in great terror,
for God is with the generation of the
6 You would shame the plans of the poor,
but[b] the LORD is his refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come
out of Zion!
When the LORD restores the fortunes of
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
Do Not Hide Your Face from Me
A Prayer of one afflicted, when he
is faint and pours out his complaint
before the LORD.
102 Hear my prayer, O LORD;
let my cry come to you!
2 Do not hide your face from me
in the day of my distress!
Incline your ear to me;
answer me speedily in the day when I
3 For my days pass away like smoke,
and my bones burn like a furnace.
4 My heart is struck down like grass
and has withered;
I forget to eat my bread.
5 Because of my loud groaning
my bones cling to my flesh.
6 I am like a desert owl of the wilderness,
like an owl[a] of the waste places;
I am like a lonely sparrow on the
8 All the day my enemies taunt me;
those who deride me use my name for
9 For I eat ashes like bread
and mingle tears with my drink,
10 because of your indignation and anger;
for you have taken me up and thrown
11 My days are like an evening shadow;
I wither away like grass.
12 But you, O LORD, are enthroned
you are remembered throughout all
13 You will arise and have pity on Zion;
it is the time to favor her;
the appointed time has come.
TWENTY–FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
or Job 14:1–6
1 Thessalonians 4:13–18
or Luke 17:20–30
Faith Comes By Hearing the Word of Christ
“The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed” (Luke 17:20). You must use
your ears and not your eyes. For God‘s kingdom in this world is one of faith, and faith comes by
hearing the Word of Christ. The people of Israel, however, wanted to walk not by faith but by
sight. When Moses delayed in coming down the mountain, they decided to make a visible god
for themselves, the golden calf (Ex. 32:1). Upon such faithless and false worshipers God‘s
judgment comes. Only on the Last Day will our faith be turned to sight. “For as the lightning
comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man”
(Matt. 24:27). The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, and He will gather His
people to Himself, both the living and the dead. In a world in which our days are few and full of
trouble (Job 14:1), let us comfort one another with these words of the resurrection and the
coming of our Lord Jesus.
Last S. in the Church Year:
By Faith We Are Prepared
for Christ’s Return
Is. 65:17-25 New Heavens
and a New Earth
1 Thess. 5:1-11 The Day of
Matt. 25:1-13 The Parable
of the Ten Virgins
Psalm 149 Sing to the Lord
a New Song
Is. 65:17-25; 1 Thess. 5:1-11; Matt. 25:1-13;
New Heavens and a New Earth
behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a gladness.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and be glad in my people;
no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
and the cry of distress.
20 No more shall there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not fill out his days,
for the young man shall die a hundred years old,
and the sinner a hundred years old shall be
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my
and my chosen shall long enjoy[a] the work of
23 They shall not labor in vain
or bear children for calamity,[b]
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of
and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‗Here is
the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.‘7 Then all
those virgins rose andtrimmed their lamps. 8 And
the foolish said to the wise, ‗Give us some of your
oil, for our lamps are going out.‘ 9 But the wise
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
answered, saying, ‗Since there will not be enough
The Day of the Lord
for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy
for yourselves.‘ 10 And while they were going to
5 Now concerning the times and the
buy, the bridegroom came, andthose who were
seasons, brothers,[a] you have no need to have
ready went in with him to the marriage
anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are
fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other
thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, ―There virgins came also, saying, ‗Lord, lord, open to
is peace and security,‖ thensudden destruction will us.‘ But he answered, ‗Truly, I say to you, I do
not know you.‘ 13 Watch therefore, for you know
come upon themas labor pains come upon a
neither the day nor the hour.
pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But
you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to
surprise you like a thief.5 For you are
Sing to the LORD a New Song
all children[b] of light, children of the day. We are
not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then let us
149 Praise the LORD!
not sleep, as others do, but let uskeep awake and be Sing to the LORD a new song,
sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and
his praise in the assembly of the godly!
8 But since
2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
those who get drunk, are drunk at night.
we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on
let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
the breastplate offaith and love, and for a helmet the 3 Let them praise his name withdancing,
hope of salvation. 9 For God has not destined us
making melody to him withtambourine and lyre!
4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people;
for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord
Jesus Christ,10 who died for us so that whether we
he adorns the humble with salvation.
5 Let the godly exult in glory;
are awake or asleep we might live with
him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build
let them sing for joy on theirbeds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats
one another up, just as you are doing.
and two-edged swords in their hands,
7 to execute vengeance on the nations
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
and punishments on the peoples,
8 to bind their kings with chains
25 ―Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten
virgins who took their lamps[a] and went to meet the 9 and their nobles with fetters of iron,
to execute on them the judgmentwritten!
bridegroom.[b] 2 Five of them were foolish, and five
This is honor for all his godly ones.
3 For when the foolish took their
Praise the LORD!
lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise
and dust shall be the serpent's food.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain,‖
says the LORD.
took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the
bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy