Midweek Vespers 1 – 03/09/2022

Old Testament                                                                                            Isaiah 42:5-9

Responsive Psalms

P:   Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints,

C:  Give thanks to His holy Name.                                                                [30:4]

P:   Let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever sing for joy,

C:  Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your Name may exult in You.   [5:11]

P:   I will give to the Lord the thanks due to His righteousness,

C:  I will sing praise to the Name of the Lord, the Most High.              [7:17]

P:   I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;

C:  I will recount all of Your wonderful deeds. [9:1]

P:   I will be glad and exult in You;

C:  I will sing praise to Your Name, O Most High.                                      [9:2]

P:   The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

C:  Those who know Your Name put their trust in You,
for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.            

P:   Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

C:  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His Name;
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.                                

C:  Glory be to the Father and to the Son*
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,*
is now, and will be forever. 

Gospel                                                                                                      Matthew 6:7-15

Sermon                                  “Hallowed Be Thy Name”                      Matthew 6:9b

The Lord’s Prayer – The First Petition: Hallowed be Thy Name 

What does this mean?

God’s Name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also.

How is God’s Name kept holy?

God’s Name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it.  Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven!  But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God’s Word profanes the name of God among us.  Protect us from this, heavenly Father!