Morning Prayer @ 7am

Monday through Friday.

In church or at home. 

 

Invocation

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Reading Schedule

Thursday, June 2: John 10:1-21 

Friday, June 3: John 10:22-42

Saturday, June 4: John 11:1-16

Sunday, June 5: John 11:17-37

Monday, June 6: John 11:38-57

Tuesday, June 7: John 12:1-19

Wednesday, June 8: John 12:20-36a

Thursday, June 9: John 12:36b-50

Friday, June 10: John 13:1-20

Apostle's Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. he descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Other Petitions

(At this time, take a moment to pray for the concerns of your heart. Remember to pray for those on our church prayer list.)

Everlasting Father, You alone are the Lord of heaven and earth! Prepare our hearts for the coming of Your Son that, as we joyfully await His glorious reappearing, we may find in Him our righteousness and salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

You are gracious and merciful and show boundless love towards Your people. Visit, comfort, guide, bless, and relieve all Your servants who stand in need of prayer:  

  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
  • The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and family
  • The New Jersey District
  • Rev. Dr. Anthony Steinbronn and family
  • Rev. Robert Holsten and family

FOR THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY OF FAITH

  • Doris Onderdonk
  • Joan Wilson
  • Anna Post
  • William Muller
  • Nora Muller
  • Inge Eicher

FOR PASTORS AND THEIR FAMILIES

  • Rev. Dr. Anthony Steinbronn - recovering from spider bites
  • Rev. Jared Tucher - recovering from gall bladder issues
  • For recent seminary graduates preparing for their first calls
  • Pastor Roger Spencer - battling cancer
  • Pastor Peggy Hayes - recovering from cancer surgery
  • Fumiko Lutz (wife, Pastor Craig Lutz) - battling cancer
  • Melinda (wife, Pastor Chris Schoenberg) - battling cancer

FOR FRIENDS OF OUR PARISH IN THEIR VARIOUS NEEDS

  • Bruce - recovering from a stroke
  • Elsie - for physical strength as she recovers from cancer
  • Rose - battling cancer
  • Delores - awaiting surgery on her ankle
  • Joe - battling cancer
  • Mary - struggling with Alzheimers
  • Florence - recovering from breast cancer
  • Ted - struggling with Alzheimers
  • Lorraine - struggling with her health
  • Daniel - for strength 
  • Norman - for God's grace
  • Ken
  • New Milford Detective Brian Long - battling cancer

FOR THOSE NEEDING GOD'S STRENGTH AND DIRECTION

  • Cristin
  • Brianna
  • Matthew
  • Christopher
  • Mary Ann
  • Joe

Bless them all with Your mercy and grace, embolden them with trusting faith, shower them with Your eternal love, and support them throughout their earthly journey; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Luther's Morning Prayer

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe have no power over me. Amen.