Faith Practices

Bible Reading

Martin Luther said when talking about God’s Word  “… see how the Psalms and the Book of Job treat of faith, hope, resignation, and prayer; in a word, the Holy Scripture is the highest and best of books, abounding in comfort under all afflictions and trials. It teaches us to see, to feel, to grasp, and to comprehend faith, hope, and charity, far otherwise than mere human reason can; and when evil oppresses us, it teaches how these virtues throw light upon the darkness, and how, after this poor miserable existence of ours on earth, there is another and an eternal life.”

Choose a link below to begin experiencing Scripture for yourself today.

Online Bible

Revised Common Lectionary : Daily and weekly readings to reflect and explore Sunday’s Scriptures.

Book of Faith: Learn more about reading Scripture. Resources for Bible Studies, Daily Readings and more.

Luther Seminary Godpause: Daily Scripture readings and reflections online or straight to your inbox

Choose a link below to begin experiencing Scripture for yourself today.

Online Bible

Revised Common Lectionary : Daily and weekly readings to reflect and explore Sunday’s Scriptures.

Book of Faith: Learn more about reading Scripture. Resources for Bible Studies, Daily Readings and more.

Luther Seminary Godpause: Daily Scripture readings and reflections online or straight to your inbox

Prayer

LUTHER’S MORNING PRAYER: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have 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 and 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.

LUTHER’S EVENING PRAYER: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. 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.

Prayer Resources:

3 Minute Retreat

5 Finger Prayer

Lectio Divina

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,  As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,  But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever.  Amen.