Holy Conversation is St. Matthew's guide for prayer and meditation. This Week's Holy Conversation
"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope..." (Psalm 130:5, ESV)
The Christian life is one of holy conversation between God and man. As one author put it, "Our Lord speaks and we listen. His Word bestows what it says. Faith that is born from what is heard acknowledges the gifts received with eager thankfulness and praise....Saying back to him what he has said to us, we repeat what is most true and sure" (Introduction, Lutheran Worship).
All "advance" opportunities at St. Matthew flow out of God's holy conversation with His people. The guide that is offered every Sunday at St. Matthew and here electronically encourages and fosters such conversation. It includes:
*Daily Readings from the Psalms
*Commentary for the Week (thoughtful words regarding the Christian faith)
*Daily Readings from Holy Scripture
*Verse of the Week (learn by heart a Scripture passage each week)
*The Small Catechism (a section devoted to the teachings of the faith)
*In Our Prayers at St. Matthew (specific prayer petitions)
*Collect for the Week (a prayer that can be used in daily devotions)
*Hymn of the Week (a focus on the words and message of one hymn stanza)
Blessings to you as the Lord engages you in holy conversation.