The 23rd week after Trinity
Render to God the things of God
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 – Heavenly Father, gracious God, and Creator, we give You praise on this the first day of a new week. On the day You have set apart to give us rest, the day set apart that You come to us in Your Word and Sacrament, that we may receive the forgiveness of our sins. Lord, let us receive Your gifts with thanksgiving. We pray that as You fill us with Your gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation that You also equip us to share the fruits of this love with the people that cross our paths in the coming week. Let us never despise your Word but receive it with open ears and hearts that we may come to know you more fully and have daily rest and peace in the knowledge of Christ our Redeemer. In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen.