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Father’s Day: This is my Father’s World

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

“Our Father in Heaven” These are the words Jesus used to teach his disciples how to pray (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2). Luther’s Small Catechism: What does this mean? Here God encourages us to believe that he is truly our Father, and we are his children. Therefore, we ought to pray to God with complete confidence, […]

6th Commandment: Sex & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 6th Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that in matters of sex, our words and conduct are pure and honorable, and spouses love and respect each other. God’s Word Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but […]

5th Commandment: Not Killing & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 5th Commandment: You shall not kill. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not hurt our neighbor in any way, but instead help and support them in all life’s needs. God’s Word: Hear the word of the LORD, O people of Israel; for […]

4th Commandment-Honor Your Parents & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 4th Commandment: Honor your father and your mother. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we neither despise nor anger our parents and others in authority, but instead honor, serve, obey, love, and respect them. Read God’s Word: You make springs gush forth in the […]

3rd Commandment: Sabbath Keeping & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 3rd Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. Luther’s Small Catechism What does this mean? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not despise or neglect God’s Word or the preaching of it, but instead keep that word holy and gladly hear and learn it. Read God’s Word: The […]

2nd Commandment: God’s Name & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 2nd Commandment: You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God. Luther’s Small Catechism What is this? We are to fear and love God, so that we do not curse, swear, practice magic, lie, or deceive using God’s name, but instead use that very name in every time of […]

1st Commandment: Only One God & the Earth

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

The 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods. Luther’s Small Catechism: What is this? We are to fear, love, and trust God above all things. God’s Word: Jesus said, “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in […]

Mother’s Day Prayers

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

For most of us, mother’s day is a time of thanksgiving and joy for the one who gave us birth and raised us and loved us unconditionally. Yet, for many of us, it is a public reminder of our sorrow and pain that seems out of sync with images of flowers, brunches, jewelry, and candy boxes. […]

Easter Blessing

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

“Risen” Easter Blessing by Jan Richardson www.paintedprayerbook.com He is not here, for he has been raised, as he said. (Matthew 28:6) If you are looking for a blessing, do not linger here. Here is only emptiness, a hollow, a husk where a blessing used to be. This blessing was not content in its confinement. It […]

A Blessing for Holy Saturday

by Molly Sasser-Goehner

Therefore I Will Hope A Blessing for Holy Saturday (by Jan Richardson www.paintedprayerbook.com) “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in God.” —Lamentations 3.24 I have no cause to linger beside this place of death no reason to keep vigil where life has left and yet I cannot go, cannot […]