The Lord's Prayer

Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

The Lord's Prayer:

“Give Us Today Our Daily Bread”


Hymn 234 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”


P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

Confession of Sins

P: Beloved in the Lord! God invites us into his presence to worship him as his children in peace and holiness. But we have rebelled against him. Only through God the Son, Jesus Christ, are we reconciled. Let us, therefore, draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, humbly asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

C: Almighty God, merciful Father, I, a poor, wretched sinner, confess to you my inborn guilt and my daily sins. I began life without any good in me. Rather, evil desires filled my infant heart. I have offended you by my thoughts and attitudes, by my words and actions, failing to do the good you command and instead doing the evil you forbid.

I confess that I have often focused on my earthly stuff, neglecting your name and kingdom. I have shown shallow thankfulness for the bountiful blessings you have showered on me and selfishly wondered why you haven't given me more. I have worried instead of trusting you to open your hand and provide all that I need for my body and life. Have mercy on me, O Father, for Jesus' sake.

P: Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Christ, have mercy on us.

P & C: Lord, have mercy on us.

P: Upon this your confession, I by virtue of my office as a called servant of the Word, announce the grace of God to you. The Father has sacrificed his Son to pay for every sin, including all of yours. So by the command of our risen Lord Jesus, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Now live as forgiven children of God.

C: Amen.

P: Let us rejoice in the peace of forgiveness, as we sing the song of praise.

Song of Praise: (To the tune “Let Us Rejoice” CW 250)

C: From all that dwell below the skies

Let the creator's praise arise.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let the Redeemer's name be sung

Through ev'ry land by ev'ry tongue.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

v.2 Lord Jesus, you're the Lamb, God's Son.

You take away all sins, each one.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

O Christ, our risen, glorious Lord,

Reign over all forevermore.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

[Be Seated]

The Word

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray.

Prayer of the Day (CW 410:5 Sung by the pastor)

First Lesson Exodus 16:1-17

The Lord miraculously provided bread for the Israelites after he rescued them from Egypt. He continues to provide what we need for each day.

Psalm 145, p. 119

God opens his hand to provide all that we need.

Second Lesson 1 Timothy 6:6-12a

Confidence in God's care for us brings contentment.

C: (sung to the tune of “I Am Jesus' Little Lamb”)

Day be day, at home, away,

Jesus is my staff and stay.

When I hunger, Jesus feeds me,

Into pleasant pastures leads me;

When I thirst, he bids me go

Where the quiet waters flow. (CW 432:2)


Gospel Luke 11:13-34

Set your heart on Jesus, not on earthly riches and worries.

Confession of Faith: The Explanation of the 1st Article of the Apostle's Creed from Luther's Small Catechism.

C: Removed due to copyright restrictions

[Be Seated]

Hymn 477 “What Is the World to Me”


Psalm 145:15, 16

Dear Father, You Provide All We Need for Our Body and Life

  1. We look to you alone, O heavenly Father
  2. Your blessings overflow to us


The Catechism: Luther's Explanation to the 4th Petition of the Lord's Prayer from the Small Catechism

C: Give us today our daily bread.

What does this mean? God gives daily bread certainly without our asking, even to all the wicked. But we pray in this petition that he lead us to recognize this and receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.

What then is daily bread? Everything that belongs to our bodily nourishment and need, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, field, cattle, money, goods, a godly spouse, godly children, godly help, godly and faithful leaders, good government, good weather, peace, health, discipline, honor, good friends, loyal neighbors and the like.

[Be Seated]



Prayer & Lord's Prayer:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

[Be Seated]

Hymn 615 “We Thank You for Your Blessings”




Hymn 260 “Let All Things Now Living”


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