Daily Bible Reading

15th Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #443

Liturgical Color: Green


BOW DOWN || Your ear, O Lord, | hear | me; *

You are my God; save Your servant | who | trusts | in | You!

|| Be merciful to me, O | Lord, | - *

For I cry to | You | all | day | long. (Psalm 86:1a, 2b–3)

|| Rejoice the soul of Your | ser- | vant, *

For to You, O Lord, I | lift | up | my | soul.

|| Give ear, O Lord, to my | pray-er; | - *

And attend to the voice of my | sup- | pli- | ca- | tions.

|| But You, O Lord, are a God full of com- | pas- | sion, *

Oh, turn to me, and have mer- | cy | up- | on | me!

|| Give Your strength to Your | ser- | vant, *

And save the son of | Your | maid- | ser- | vant. (Psalm 86:4, 6, 15a, 16)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| Bow down Your ear, O Lord, | hear | me; *

You are my God; save Your servant | who | trusts | in | You!

|| Be merciful to me, O | Lord, | - *

For I cry to | You | all | day | long. (Psalm 86:1a, 2b–3)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 119:113-120

Vespers: Psalm 34


O Lord, we beseech Thee, let Thy continual pity cleanse and defend Thy Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without Thy succor, preserve it evermore by Thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Old Testament Reading (TLH): Deut. 4:4-7

But you who held fast to the Lord your God are alive today, every one of you. “Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ “For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the Lord our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?

First Reading: Gal. 5:25-6:10

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. 6  Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load. Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.


|| It is better to trust in the | Lord: | - *

Than to put con- | fi- | dence | in | man.

|| It is better to trust in the | Lord: | - *

Than to put confi- | dence | in | prin- | ces. (Psalm 118:8–9)


|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | — | le- | lu- | ia!

|| O God, my heart is | stead- | fast; *

I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. | Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Psalm 108:1)

Second Reading: Matt. 6:24-34

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.