The Gospel for today comes from Luke 18:1-8. Our devotional reading today is adapted from the Concordia Commentary Luke 9:51–24:53 by Arthur A. Just Jr.
Today we commemorate Philip the Deacon. We take our devotional reading and prayer from Celebrating the Saints by William Weedon, speaking on Acts 6 and the works of seven chosen martyrs, including Philip.
Today we remember Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, who made a large impact in establishing the first Lutheran synod in North America. As we remember him, we take our devotional reading and prayer from Treasury of Daily Prayer. We also take a reading from the Book of Concord, as suggested in the Treasury of Daily Prayer.
The Epistle for today comes from the apostle Paul in 2 Timothy, where he writes about his suffering and not being ashamed to claim that Christ is his God and redeemer to his friend, Timothy. Our devotional reading is adapted from God’s Word for Today: 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus.
Today the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Perhaps the most well-known biblical angel is Gabriel, who visited Mary to announce she would bear God’s Son, Jesus. Our devotional reading comes from A Year in the New Testament: Meditations for Each Day of the Church Year.