Daily Dose

Of What Matters Most

Morning

The sign of the cross may be made in remembrance of baptism

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen

In the morning, Lord, You hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3

My mouth is filled with Your praise,
declaring your splendor all day long. Psalm 71:8

Open my lips, Lord,
And my mouth will declare Your praise. Psalm 51:15

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Song or Hymn
Bible Reading
Catechism
Apostles’ Creed

Prayers for others and ourselves

The Lord’s Prayer

Morning Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings in life may please You. For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Then go joyfully to your work.

Evening

The sign of the cross may be made in remembrance of baptism

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and peace at the last.
Amen

It is good to praise the Lord
And make music to your name, O Most High,

Proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night. Psalm 92:1-2

Song or Hymn
Bible Reading
Catechism
Apostles’ Creed

Prayers for others and ourselves

The Lord’s Prayer

Evening Prayer
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Then go to sleep at once in peace.

Monday, December 5 – 2 Peter 2:1-22 (Focus Verse: 2 Pet. 2:1)
Tuesday, December 6 – 2 Peter 3:1-18 (2 Pet. 3:9)
Wednesday, December 7 – 1 John 1:1-2:14 (1 John 1:3)
Thursday, December 8 – 1 John 2:15-29 (1 John 2:16-17)
Friday, December 9 – 1 John 3:1-24 (1 John 3:9-10)
Saturday, December 10 – 1 John 4:1-21 (1 John 4:15)
Sunday, December 11 – 1 John 5:1-21 (1 John 5:14)

Monday, December 12 – Jude 1-25 (Focus Verse: Rev. 1:7)
Tuesday, December 13 – Revelation 1:1-20 (Rev. 2:7)
Wednesday, December 14 – Revelation 2:1-29 (Rev. 3:8)
Thursday, December 15 – Revelation 3:1-22 (Rev. 4:11)
Friday, December 16 – Revelation 4:1-11 (Rev. 5:13)
Saturday, December 17 – Revelation 5:1-14 (Rev. 6:10-11)
Sunday, December 18 – Revelation 6:1-17 (Rev. 7:9-10)

Weekly Bible Reading

Worship Texts for December 10/11
Old Testament: Isaiah 35:1-10
Epistle: James 5:7-10
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11

Worship Texts for December 17/18
Old Testament: Isaiah 7:10-16
Epistle: Romans 1:1-7
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25

For the week of December 5-11
Baptism
How can water do such great things? Pt. 1
Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water.

For the week of December 12-18
Baptism
How can water do such great things? Pt. 2
For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus, chapter three:

For the week of December 5-11
For Hope and Love

For the week of December 12-18
For Joy and Peace