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Jesus, Grant that Balm and Healing, part 5

The wounds of Jesus are balm and healing for us. That’s the message of Johann Heermann’s hymn and our prayers this season of Lent. Here, in verse 5, we pray our Lord Jesus to comfort us in the hour of our death. See Lutheran Service Book, 421:5. Play in …

For the Oppressed

Today, we pray our heavenly Father to look with pity upon those who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death. [powerpressed] Source: For the Oppressed, from The Book of Common Prayer Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Consolation at the Death of Friends, Part 6

Johann Gerhard has been leading us to find consolation at the death of loved ones and friends. As St. Paul wrote, to live is Christ and to die is gain. While death is truly our fiercest enemy, Jesus’ death and resurrection has made it a “port of safety.” Life in …