Learning the Faith by Heart

Speaking, Praying, and Singing God’s Word Together 

The Week of May 5 – May 12, 2024  

Preparing for the Seventh Sunday of Easter 


Hymn of the Week: Christ is the World’s Redeemer (539) 


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


Catechism Memory: Apostles’ Creed Review 

Apostles’ Creed   Preschool + 
Apostles’ Creed and Explanation   Third Grade +  


Bible Verse Memory:  “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” – John 14:18

Monday: Catechism – A Look at the Divine Service (The Kyrie) 

            Kyrie, eleison means “Lord, have mercy upon us.” It is based on all the prayers for mercy in the Scriptures. It is the prayer of all Christians who believe in Jesus and trust in Him for all that they need: the forgiveness of sins, life, salvation. To whom is it directed? Why is the plea for mercy said three times? Read Luther’s hymnic version in your hymnal (LSB 942) for an explanation. 

Tuesday: First Reading – Acts 1:12–26

            What did the apostles “devote themselves to” immediately following Jesus’ Ascension? What were they waiting for? 


Wednesday: Holy Gospel – John 17:11b–19

John 17 is an important chapter on prayer. This chapter is often called the “High Priestly Prayer.” In the Old Testament, one of the tasks of the temple priests was to lead the worshipers in prayer. Jesus is the perfect Priest who leads His people in prayer. The temple priests also offered up sacrifices for the people. Jesus prays for His disciples that they would be one with Him and with one another. How does Jesus become the answer to His own prayer? 


Thursday: The Ascension of Our Lord – Luke 24:44-53 

On the same night when Jesus prayed the High Priestly Prayer for His disciples, He was also preparing His disciples for their future ministry and summarized His entire mission. Which words in John 16:28 speak of Jesus’ identity? His incarnation and birth? His ascension? Why is Jesus’ ascension necessary, according to John 16:5–7? – LCMS Worship Hymn of the Day Bible Study (Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels LSB 491) 


Friday: Epistle – 1 John 5:9–15

Why should we pray with confidence? Do we ever pray alone? Why did the apostles write down their testimony? Why was the Bible written? 




The Order of Meditation and Prayer


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



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


Apostles’ Creed 


            I believe in God the Father Almighty…


Bible Verse Memory 

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” – John 14:18

Catechism Memory: Review the Apostles’ Creed and Explanations  


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  


Christ is the World’s Redeemer (539)


Family Prayers 


For___________________, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.  


Lord’s Prayer