Persistence in prayer evoked the admiration of Jesus and wins the attention of the Lord when Abraham intercedes for Sodom. The life of the baptized—to be rooted and built up in Christ Jesus the Lord—is to be rooted in prayer. God hears and answers prayer and so strengthens God’s own. “When I called, you answered me; you increased my strength within me.”


Almighty and ever-living God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and you gladly give more than we either desire or deserve. Pour upon us your abundant mercy. Forgive us those things that weigh on our conscience, and give us those good things that come only through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2:6-15
Luke 11:1-13

This Weeks Readings

July 28, 2019 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
MondayEsther 5:1-14
Colossians 2:16-3:1
Psalm 55:16-23
TuesdayEsther 6:1-7:6
Romans 9:30-10:4
Psalm 55:16-23
WednesdayEsther 7:7-8:17
Matthew 5:43-48
Psalm 55:16-23
ThursdayProverbs 23:1-11
Romans 11:33-36
Psalm 49:1-12
FridayProverbs 24:1-12
Ephesians 4:17-24
Psalm 49:1-12
SaturdayEcclesiastes 1:1-11
Mark 10:17-22
Psalm 49:1-12
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