Father of mercies and God of all consolation, before You all hearts are laid bare and no secrets are concealed. Open the lips of Your children that they may not hide their iniquity and so waste away in deceit, but in truth acknowledge their sin and receive Your word of absolution. Guard the ears of those who hear what is divulged in confession and, by the word of pardon that You have placed on their lips, grant that those whose bones have been crushed by the weight of Your wrath might be restored with the forgiveness purchased by the blood of Your Son. Protect us all from the accusation of the evil one. Grant us peace because we have been justified by You. Save us from temptation and keep us in the company of Your holy Church to sing of Your saving righteousness forever; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

For those who till the land, that the God who makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust would grant seed to the sower and bread to the eater

For all the shut-ins members of Memorial Lutheran Church, especially Lois Vaughn, Gladys and Carl Ferm, Pat Hatteberg, C.D. & France Stenberg, Anita Markwardt, Ima Leech, Marie Hoyer and Joan Hoyer, Helen Weaver, and Mark Porter, that the Lord Jesus would remember them in His mercy and grant them every spiritual blessing in their patient waiting

For President Matthew Harrison and the District Presidents of the LCMS, that the Lord Jesus would continue to grant him the strength to carry out the duties of his office
Art: DÜRER, Albrecht The Adoration of the Trinity (1511)