Prayer Guide

Daily Prayer Guide


Quasimodogeniti, the Second Sunday of Easter


April 16-22, 2023


Emmaus Lutheran Church

2175 SW Salmon Ave.

Redmond, OR 97756


Say the parts of the catechism out loud in your daily devotions, or use the following order:  


1.     Invocation

Make the sign of the holy cross and say:

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


2.     Apostles’ 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.


3. Memory Verse

And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”  Jeremiah 31:34



4. Catechism or Ten Commandments

1. You shall have no other gods.

2. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

3. Remember the sabbath day, by keeping it holy.

4. Honor your father and your mother.

5. You shall not murder.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

7. You shall not steal.

8. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.

10.   You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.


What does God say about all these commandments?  He says, I the Lord, your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.



What is the Office of the Keys?

The Office of the Keys is that special authority which Christ has given to His Church on earth to forgive the sins of repentant sinners, but to withhold forgiveness from the unrepentant as long as they do not repent.


Where is this written?

This is what St. John the Evangelist writes in chapter twenty: The Lord Jesus breathed on His disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” (John 20:22–23)


5. Psalm

Sun: Ps. 67 Mon. Ps.68 Tue. Ps. 69 Wed. Ps. 70 Th. Ps. 71 Fri. Ps. 72 Sat. Ps. 73


6. Readings from Holy Scripture

Three-year Bible Reading Plan (finishing at the end of 2022)

Sun.  Sunday’s Readings Mon. 1 Chronicles 1 Tues. 1 Chron. 2 Wed. 1 Chron. 3:1-4:23 Thurs. 1 Chron. 4:24-5:26 Fri. 1 Chron. 6:1-30  Sat.  Sunday’s Readings

Readings for catechumens and families

Sun: Sunday’s Readings Mon: Exodus 12:31-42 Tue.: Ex. 13:17-14:9 Wed.: 14:10-31 Thrs.: Ex. 15:1-19 Fri: Ex. 15:22-27 Sat.: Sunday’s Readings


7. Collect for Quasimodogeniti, the Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

8.  Daily Themes for Prayer

Sunday: For the joy of the Resurrection among us; for the faithful preaching and hearing of the Word of God; for the fruit of faith to be brought forth among us, nourished by God’s Word and Sacraments.

Monday: For faith to live in the promises of Holy Baptism; for our vocations and daily work; for the unemployed; for the salvation and well-being of our neighbors; for our public schools; for our Synod’s schools; for those being homeschooled in our congregations; for good government and peace.

Tuesday: For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the tortured and oppressed; for the addicted and despairing; for those struggling with sin.

Wednesday: For marriage and family, that husbands and wives, parents and children may live together in harmony according to the order of God’s Word; for parents who must raise their children alone; for our communities and neighborhoods.

Thursday: For the Church and her pastors; for missionaries, teachers, deaconesses, and other servants of Christ’s Church; for the fruitful and salutary use of the blessed Sacrament of Christ’s body and blood.

Friday: For the preaching of the holy cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; for the spread of the knowledge of Him and His cross throughout the world, especially in this place; for the persecuted; for the sick and dying.

Saturday: For faithfulness to the end; for the renewal of those who are withering in the faith or who have fallen away; for pastors as they prepare to administer Christ’s gifts; for receptive hearts and minds to receive His Word on the Lord’s Day.


In our prayers at Emmaus








Roy and Valerie


9. The 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.


10. Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer from the Small Catechism



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 may have no power over me.  Amen.



I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day, and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  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 may have no power over me.  Amen.


11. Hymn


Morning Hymns: p. 868-876 Evening Hymns: p. 877-891


LSB - 458 Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands


Here our true Paschal Lamb we see, Whom God so freely gave us;
He died on the accursèd tree— So strong His love—to save us.
See, His blood now marks our door; Faith points to it; death passes o’er,  

And Satan cannot harm us. Alleluia!


So let us keep the festival To which the Lord invites us;
Christ is Himself the joy of all, The sun that warms and lights us.
Now His grace to us imparts Eternal sunshine to our hearts;
The night of sin is ended. Alleluia!


Then let us feast this Easter Day On Christ, the bread of heaven;
The Word of grace has purged away The old and evil leaven.
Christ alone our souls will feed; He is our meat and drink indeed;
Faith lives upon no other! Alleluia!


Text: Martin Luther, 1483–1546; tr. Richard Massie, 1800–87, alt.

Text: Public domain


Festivals and Commemorations: Johannes Bugenhagen, Pastor (April 20), Anselm of Canterbury, Theologian (April 21)


Readings for The Third Sunday of Easter

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Peter 2:21-25, St. John 10:11-16


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