Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 – Lord of all good, giver of grace and goodness, give us confidence in our giving and bestow on us trust in You to be content with what we need for the present and not worry for the future, knowing that You give us everything we need to support this body… Continue reading 90 days of prayer: Day 25
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 – Omnipotent God, from Whom comes our only strength, grant us faith to trust You boldly and know that Your will is always best for us and others. Through that faith allow us to be good stewards of both Your Word and the property where it is proclaimed. For Jesus’ sake.… Continue reading 90 days of prayer: Day 24
Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 – Heavenly Father, You sent Your only-begotten Son to be our answer to death. Give to us ears to hear and hearts to believe Jesus’ saving words of life. In our new lives, make us to understand that no matter what we give, You are able to do more than we… Continue reading 90 days of prayer: Day 23
Our liturgy praising the God of Light is contrasted, in today’s reading, with a liturgy of darkness; our multitude’s joy with one’s weeping; our thanksgiving at receiving the things of God with one’s supplications at a nearly unfathomable loss – as God has received back the soul of an only son. Death is not natural, nor does it come from nature. Death is not a “fact of life,” as if a natural termination – a period at the end of a sentence. Jesus does not bear with death. Our God has no patience for death. Death is God’s hated enemy. They are not adversaries, one warring against the other, rather, they are opposites. Death is the opposite of our God and He hates it….For more, click on the title above.
The 16th week after Trinity Jesus calls forth life from Death Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 – O LORD, our God, who has raised us from death to life in Baptism, we humbly pray Your grace would surround us even as we are free to serve our neighbor through Christ our Lord by our gifts… Continue reading 90 days of prayer: Day 22
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 – Throughout the time of man You have used him as You saw fit. Today we prepare for the morrow when we will, once again, receive from You through Your Word and Sacrament. Strengthen our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirit to trust You. Use us we pray. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 – Lord Jesus, as you taught Your disciples on a mountain side so many years ago, You speak to us now through Your proclaimed Word. We serve You as our Master, trusting always that our needs are cared for. In faith, we bring to You our silver and our gold, trusting in Your… Continue reading 90 days of prayer: Day 20
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, Feast of St. Matthew – Loving God and Father, You richly and daily provide us with all we need to support our bodies and lives. As You support us in body and soul with Your unconditional love, allow us to support this church body with unconditional giving of our time, talents, and… Continue reading 90 days of prayer: Day 19
Symptoms can lead to, or be an indication of, something much worse. So, we can’t always treat the symptoms like we do an annoying noise in the car. You all know how you treat that, right? You turn the radio up until you can no longer hear the noise. There are times when we have to dig deeper and find the underlying problem.
In our Gospel reading appointed for this Festival of St. Matthew, where we hear the call of Matthew and the subsequent dinner held at his house, there’s a sneaky symptom that shows up. …For more, click on the title above.
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023 – Almighty God, through Your grace, this body of Christ known as Catalina Lutheran Church has received the bounty of Your love. We have heard Your Word and received Your Sacraments. Hear our prayer as we seek to expand the glory of Your kingdom with our pledges and gifts. Let us not grow weary… Continue reading 90 days of prayer: Day 18