Learning the Faith by Heart

Speaking, Praying, and Singing God’s Word Together 

 The Week of May 26 – June 2, 2024  

Preparing for the Second Sunday after Pentecost 

 

Hymn of the Week: O Day of Rest and Gladness (906) 

 

Catechism: Review Third Commandment and Meaning 

 

Bible Verse Memory: “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” – Mark 2:27

Monday: Psalm 81:1-10  

            Much of Israel’s worship centered around recalling God’s mighty deeds of creation and redemption. This is the heart of the Sabbath: God’s people were to rest from their works in order to celebrate His. Doing so brings strength, joy, and assurance to Christians who are promised true rest for their souls in Christ and His salvation. What reasons do people give for not going to church? How would you respond? 

Tuesday: Old Testament – Deuteronomy 5:12–15

            What does God command the people of Israel to do on the seventh day? What reason does He give here in this text? How does this reason differ from the reason given in Exodus 20:8-11? 

             

Wednesday: Epistle – 2 Corinthians 4:5–12

            Our daily struggle against a sinful world, the devil, and our sinful flesh is exhausting! We need to rest and remember who’s responsible for our life and salvation. According to verse 7, where does the power come from? Read also Mt. 28:20. 

 

Thursday: Holy Gospel – Mark 2:23– 3:6)

            As David “entered the house of God,” and not only “ate the bread of the Presence” but “also gave it to those who were with him” (Mark 2:26), the Lord Jesus entered the Holy of Holies as our great High Priest, in order to feed us with His flesh as the true bread of the Presence of God. As “lord even of the Sabbath,” how does Jesus continue “to do good,” and to heal and “to save life”? How is stopping your work on a Sunday a celebration of God’s work? 

 

Friday: Feast of the Visitation – Luke 1:39-56

            The Visitation commemorates when Mary, the mother of our Lord, visited Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, when they were both pregnant. Mary’s Magnificat provides the theological significance of the meeting as Mary sums up her place in salvation history. Read Mary’s song, reflecting on God’s gracious gifts to the “least in this world.” What are some of the great things the “Mighty One has done” for you? 

 

 

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 Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” – Mark 2:27

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  

 

O Day of Rest and Gladness (906)

 

Family Prayers 

 

For___________________, let us pray to the Lord.

 

Lord, have mercy.