Learning the Faith by Heart

Speaking, Praying, and Singing God’s Word Together 

 The Week of Mar 10 – Mar 17, 2024  

Preparing for the Firth Sunday in Lent 

 

Hymn of the Week: Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain (435) 

 

GLCA Learn by Heart Hymn: Go to Dark Gethsemane (436)  

 

Catechism Memory: The Lord’s Prayer (LSB, pg. 323)

The Fourth Petition 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

Preschool + 
What does this mean? 

God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers…

What is meant by daily bread? 

Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs…

Third Grade +  

 

Bible Verse Memory: “The eyes of all look to You, [O Lord], and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” – Psalm 145:15-16 

Monday: Catechism – Daily Prayers: Asking a Blessing 

The prayer asking a blessing before meals in the Catechism begins with a stament of faith from Psalm 145:15-16. By praying this truth from God’s Word, we not only speak back to God what He has promised us, but we also learn to believe in these truths. How does this prayer before meals relate to the Holy Communion? How can it prepare us to receive the even greater gift of the Sacrament?

Tuesday: Old Testament – Jeremiah 31:31–34

             The author to the Hebrews calls Jesus the “mediator of a new covenant” (9:15), that is much more excellent than the old one, “since it is enacted on better promises” (8:6). Read Jeremiah 31:31-34, especially vs. 34. What are those promises? How do we receive them (think of what Jesus calls the cup after supper on the night he is betrayed)? 

Wednesday: “Seeing Is Not Believing” Lenten Sermon Series – Mark 14:53-72

Peter is not being asked what he thinks of Christ or who he thinks he is. Peter is asked whether he knows the man. It’s a personal question. What does it mean to confess Jesus as Lord? Is it possible that we deny him not intellectually, but practically by the way in which we live our lives? Can people see any difference between us and others? Perhaps at times. And perhaps not at other times. Like Peter, we struggle for consistency. By contrast, does Jesus struggle with consistency? How does He answer Caiaphas? What confession does Jesus make about Himself? 

Thursday: Holy Gospel –  Mark 10:32–45

            How is Holy Communion an answer to the Fourth Petition? Where does the Son of Man come to serve us today? How does He serve us? Where do we see our High Priest mediating the new covenant of His blood today? 

 

Friday: Epistle – Hebrews 5:1–10  

How does having a High Priest who shares your humanity and knows the weakness of your flesh change the way you view your struggles? Your failures? 

 

 

The Order of Meditation and Prayer

 

The sign of the cross + may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism 

 

Invocation  

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Apostles’ Creed 

 

            I believe in the God the Father Almighty…

 

Bible Verse Memory 

The eyes of all look to You, [O Lord], and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” – Psalm 145:15-16 

Catechism Memory: The Lord’s Prayer – Fourth Petition and Explanation

Give us this day our daily bread. 

What does this mean?

God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. 

What is meant by daily bread? 

Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like. 

 

Bible Reading for the Day (From Upcoming Readings for Sun, Portals of Prayer, or other Daily meditation) 

 

            This is the Word of the Lord. 

            Thanks be to God. 

            

Hymn of the Week  

 

Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain (435) 

 

Family Prayers 

For___________________, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.  

Lord’s Prayer