June 15, 2024     4:44 pm
277. Week of Twellfth Sunday after Trinity - Wednesday
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
          For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.   Mathew 6:13
          This is the conclusion of the Lord's Prayer. By adding these words we should mean to say to God in childlike simplicity that, being the Lord and King of the kingdom in which we have obtained citizenship, it is He alone with whom we should seek help; that He alone has the power to grant our petitions; and that, likewise, all glory, honour, and praise accruing therefrom shall be His alone. And then we should say: Amen. And this Amen we must not attach to the end of our prayer by force of habit, thoughtlessly, but it must be a conscious, strong, firm, believing Amen. For what is meant by the word "Amen"? Amen means: "Yes, yes, it shall be so." We should be certain that these petitions are acceptable to our Father in heaven, and heard; for He Himself has commanded us so to pray, and has promised to hear us. God says Amen to such petitions, and so we, too, should rejoice in faith and confidently say: Amen, Amen; yes, yes it shall be so.- Dear Christian, study the Lord's Prayer, and learn and consider what God bids you pray therein, and what He thus promises to give you. You will find therein an abundance of gifts for which you may ask, and which God will give you, and which will make you truly happy and blissful in time and in eternity. The Lord's Prayer is an open storehouse, full of treasures, and God shows you the treasures and says: Ask me for them, and I will surely give them to you. There open wide your eyes, your heart, and your lips, and ask, and believe, and say: Amen, these treasures are mine! Amen.
          PRAYER: - My dear Heavenly Father, I, a poor sinner thank You through Jesus Christ, my Saviour, that I may so address You. Write this Your name Father into my heart by Your Word and Your Spirit. Let me be in Your kingdom, here in time and hereafter in eternity. This is Your gracious and good will; let this will be done in me. Also give me my morsel of bread and graciously forgive all my sins, and grant me grace to gladly forgive those who sin against me. And let me not fall into temptation. And deliver me from evil at all times, and finally from each and every evil. Amen, my Father, You will surely do this. Amen.

Second Part : Catechism Lessons
June 15, 2024     4:44 pm