Wednesday in Holy Week

Wednesday in Holy Week

Daily Readings: Isa 50:4-9 Ps 69:7-15,22-23 Heb 9:11-28 Mt 26:1-5,14-25

Assist us mercifully with your grace, Lord God of our salvation; that we may enter with joy upon the meditation of those mighty acts by which you have promised us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week

Daily Readings: Isa 49:1-6 Ps 71:1-12 1 Cor 1:18-31 Jn 12:37-38,42-50 or Mk 11:15-19

Lord our God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his back to be whipped and did not hide his face from shame and spitting: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Monday in Holy Week

Monday in Holy Week

Daily Readings: Isa 42:1-9 Ps 36:5-10 Heb 11:39-12:3 Jn 12:1-11 or Mk 14:3-9

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Liturgy of the Palms: Mt 21:1-11 Ps 118:19-29

Palm Sunday: Isa 52:13-53:12 Ps 22:1-21 or Ps 22:1-11 Phil 2:5-11 Mt (26:36-75)27:1-54(55-66)

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon himself our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Fifth Sunday in Lent [Passion Sunday]

Daily Readings: Ezek 37:1-14 Ps 130 Rom 6:15-23 Jn 11:(1-17)18-44

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Third Sunday in Lent

Third Sunday in Lent

Daily Readings: Ex 17:1-7 Ps 95 Rom 1:16-32 Jn 4:5-26(27-38)39-42

Heavenly Father, you made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you: Look upon the heartfelt desires of your humble servants, and stretch forth the strong hand of your Majesty to be our defense against our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

Second Sunday of Lent

Second Sunday of Lent

Daily Readings: Gen 12:1-9 Ps 33:12-22 Rom 4:1-5(6-12)13-17 Jn 3:1-16

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Sunday in Lent

First Sunday in Lent

Daily Readings: Gen 2:4-9, 15-17, 25-3:7 Ps 51 or Ps 51:1-13 Rom 5:12-19(21-22) Mt 4:1-11

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Ash Wednesday

Daily Readings: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Ps 103; 2 Cor 5:20-6:10; Mt 6:1-6, 16-21

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Last Sunday after Epiphany [Transfiguration]

The Last Sunday after Epiphany [Transfiguration]

Readings: Ex 24:12-18; Ps 99; Phil 3:7-14; Mt 17:1-9

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Second to Last Sunday after Epiphany [World Mission]

 

The Second to Last Sunday after Epiphany [World Mission]

Readings: Is 49:1-7; Ps 67; Acts 1:1-8; Matthew 9:35-38

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Fifth Sunday of Epiphany

Fifth Sunday of Epiphany

Readings: Hab. 3:(1), 2-15, (16-19); Ps 27; 1 Cor 2:1-16; Mt 5:13-20

O Lord, our Creator and Redeemer, we ask you to keep your household the Church continually in your true religion; so that we who trust in the hope of your heavenly grace may always be defended by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever. Amen.

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Readings: Mic 6:1-8; Ps 37:1-11; 1 Cor 1:18-31; Mt 5:1-12

O God, you know that we are set in the midst of so many and grave dangers that in the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us your strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through every temptation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Second Sunday of Epiphany

The Second Sunday of Epiphany

Readings: Isa 49:1-7 Ps 40:1-10 1 Cor 1:1-9 Jn 1:29-42

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

First Sunday of Epiphany

The First Sunday of Epiphany [Baptism of Our Lord] 

Readings: Isa. 42. 1-12; John 4. 1-26 (27-42); Isa. 61; Matt. 2

Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Epiphany

The Epiphany, or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles [January 6]

Readings: Isa. 42:1-12; John 4:1-42; Isa. 61; Matt. 2

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.