The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Almighty God, gracious Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them in times of trial, defend them against all enemies of the gospel, and bestow on the church your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
First Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm: Psalm 46
Second Reading: Romans 3:19-28
Gospel: John 8:31-36
Sermon: The Rev. James Dunlop, Bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod
The Lutheran World Federation offers additional resources and reflections for this day, including reflections from all seven LWF regions on what it means to be Lutheran in different countries and cultures.
Devotional Music Links: For your individual or group devotion, you may choose to listen to the following choral recordings made available through Augsburg Fortress: “The Truth Will Make You Free;” “God Alone Be Praised: Ad Lucem;” “Psalm 46.”
Daily Prayer Resources are available, including simple forms of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer; Responsive Prayer; and prayers for mealtimes and other occasions.
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