In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven
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.
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
The Central Thought
We introduce ourselves by name so that others will
get to know us and relate to us.
Why is knowing and respecting someone’s name
necessary for a meaningful relationship?
Read Luke 11:9–13. How does Jesus teach us to
honor His Father’s name?
✠ As Christians, we honor (hallow) God’s
name as Father when we call on Him in faith,
proclaim His love for us, and live according
to His Word.
In what ways can I honor my Father’s name today?
OT Proverbs 25:6-14
Epistle Ephesians 4:1-6
Holy Gospel Luke 14:1-11
Holy Father, Your name is holy in itself. We pray that through
the words we speak about You and through the lives we live as
those marked by Your sacred name in Baptism, we may never
profane Your name but honor it in all that we say and do;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
*The Lord’s Prayer, Apostles’ Creed, central thought and
closing prayer are from the 2017 Luther’s Small Catechism
Luther. (2017). Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation. St.
Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.