Learning the Faith by Heart

Speaking, Praying, and Singing God’s Word Together 

 The Week of April 14 – April 21, 2024  

Preparing for the Fourth Sunday of Easter  

 

Hymn of the Week: The King of Love My Shepherd Is (709) 

 

GLCA Learn by Heart Hymn: I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb (740) 

 

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

The Conclusion 

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. 

Preschool + 
What does this mean? 

This means that I should be certain that these petitions…it shall be so.” 

Third Grade +  

 

Bible Verse Memory: “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” – John 15:7 

Monday: Catechism – Luke 11:1-4 

Amen is an Old Testament word that means, “so shall it be.” It emphasizes our confidence that the petitions we pray are pleasing to our Father in heaven and are heard by Him. How can we be certain that God hears our prayers?  

Tuesday: Epistle – 1 John 3:16–24

            Read 1 John 3:20. What if our hearts are telling us that God doesn’t hear us when we call on Him?  How can be we certain of God’s love? Where do we find the strength to lay down our lives for the brothers? 

             

Wednesday: First Reading – Acts 4:1–12

 Imagine praying to some unknown god, hoping that they might hear you. How does knowing the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved” give you confidence in your prayers? 

Thursday: Holy Gospel – John 10:11-18 

Jesus, our Good Shepherd, brought us into His flock when He called us by name in Holy Baptism. Jesus, our Shepherd, continues to guard and protect us from the temptations of Satan. How does our Good Shepherd keep us safe in His flock when we are tempted to wander? 

Friday: The King of Love My Shepherd Is (709)

             According to stanza one, “trust” is not an abstract feeling. It is grounded on a firm foundation. What specific actions has Jesus taken toward us that we may have the confident trust to sing, “I am His/ And He is mine”? The second stanza closes with the words, “With food celestial feedeth.” This image is tied together with the “transport of delight” flowing “From Thy pure chalice”. Can this be an allusion to the Lord’s Supper? Why or why not? (From LCMS Worship Hymn of the Day Bible Study)

 

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 

“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” – John 15:7 

Catechism Memory: The Lord’s Prayer – The Conclusion & Explanation   

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. 

 

What does this mean? 

This means that I should be certain that these petitions are pleasing to our Father in heaven and are heard by Him; for He Himself has commanded us to pray in this way and has promised to hear us. Amen, amen means “yes, yes, it shall be so.” 

 

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  

 

The King of Love My Shepherd Is (709)

 

Family Prayers 

 

For___________________, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.  

 

Lord’s Prayer