Sermon For October 9th, 2022 – Trinity 17

1 What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit;
Oh, what needless pain we bear–
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!

+The Lutheran Confessions Responsive Reading: The Lord’s Prayer+
P: As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household. What is The Introduction to The Lord’s Prayer?
C: Our Father who art in heaven.
P: What does this mean?
C: With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.
P: What is the first thing dear true children ask their dear True Father (The First Petition)?
C: Hallowed be Thy name.
P: What does this mean?
C: God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also.
P: How is God’s name kept holy?
C: God’s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God’s Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!

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