Readings: Matthew 1:1-17;Romans 9:6-13
Hymn: LSB 341 - Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Psalm: Psalm 24
Verse: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks reeives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
Catechism: Lord's Prayer
7th Petition: But deliver us from evil
What does this mean? We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to Himself in heaven.
Conclusion: For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, Amen.
What does this mean? This means that I should be certain that these petitions re pleasing to our Father in heaven, and are heard by Him; for He Himself has commanded us to pray in this way and has promised to hear us. Amen, amen means, "Yes, yes, it shall be so."