Daily Bible Reading

18th Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Liturgical Color: Green

Introit

RE- WARD, || O Lord, those who wait for | You: | - *

And let Your prophets | be | found | faith- | ful.

|| Hear the prayer of Your | ser- | vants, *

And of Your | peo- | ple | Is-ra- ∙ | el. (Ecclesiasticus 36:16–17a)

|| I was glad when they said to | me, | - *

“Let us go into the | house | of | the | Lord.”

|| Pray for the peace of Je- | ru-sa- | lem: *

“May they pros- | per | who | love | you.

|| For the sake of my brethren and com- | pan- | ions, *

I will now say, “Peace | be | with- | in | you.”

|| Because of the house of the Lord our | God | - *

I | will | seek | your | good. (Psalm 122:1, 6, 8–9)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| Reward, O Lord, those who wait for | You: | - *

And let Your prophets | be | found | faith- | ful.

|| Hear the prayer of Your | ser- | vants, *

And of Your | peo- | ple | Is-ra- ∙ | el. (Ecclesiasticus 36:16–17a)

First Reading: 1 Cor. 1:4-9

I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gradual

|| I was glad when they said to | me, | - *

“Let us go into the | house | of | the | Lord.”

|| “Peace be within your | walls, | - *

Prosperity within | your | pal- | a- | ces.” (Psalm 122:1, 7)

Verse

|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | — | le- | lu- | ia!

|| Praise the Lord, all you | Gen- | tiles! *

Laud Him, all you peoples! | Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Psalm 117:1)

Second Reading: Matt. 22:34-46

But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’? If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.

Collect

O God, forasmuch as without Thee we are not able to please Thee, mercifully grant that Thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

Devotion from the Lutheran Herald

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