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Good Morning, Lord!

I Am Baptized

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. – Mark 16:16

Make the sign of the cross as you say, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

A Morning Prayer

Heavenly Father, as I arise today I pray that you would send Your Holy Spirit into my heart to direct and rule me according to Your good and gracious will. Today will be full of joys and sorrows, blessings and burdens. When my life is good, help me to not forget Your presence lest I become ungrateful. When times are difficult, comfort me and help me to know Your love and blessing. Defend me from all error and false belief, and lead me into all truth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.[1]

I Believe …

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.

Bible Reading – John 20:1-10

Questions for Meditation

What does this reading teach you about Jesus, what He said and did, or what He wants His followers to believe? What does it teach you about God’s love and forgiveness?

What does this reading lead you to be thankful for?

What behavior, thought, or attitude does this reading challenge? What sin does it lead you to confess?

How might you pray for God to have a richer impact on your life through this reading?


Pray for God to help you to understand and believe His Word.

Pray for increased faith, hope, and love.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be 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.


Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Eph. 3:20-21 ESV)

[1] This prayer is an expanded version of a noon prayer in Lutheran Service Book, Concordia Publishing House, p 296