Daily Devotions

Lead Me

Lead me, guide me, along the way

For if You lead me I cannot stray

Lord, let me walk each day with Thee

Lead me, Oh Lord, lead me.

Deliver us from evil.

What does this mean? We pray in this petition, as a sum of all, that our Father in heaven would deliver us from every evil of body and soul, property and honor, and at the last when the hour of death shall come, grant us a blessed end and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to Himself in heaven.                                       Luther’s Small Catechism

Lead us not into temptation.

What does this mean? God certainly tempts no one to sin, but we pray in this petition that God would guard us and keep us so that the devil, the world and our own flesh may not deceive us nor lead us into misbelief, despair or other shameful sin and vice; and though we be thus tempted, that we may still in the end overcome and retain the victory.

“The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him and let him go.’”        John 11:44

“So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank You for having heard Me. I knew that You always hear Me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd so that they may believe You have sent Me.’ When He had said this, He cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!”  John 11:41-43

“Lazarus is dead.... Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” John 11:14, 39

“The hand of the LORD came upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones... And they were very dry. He said to me, ‘Mortal, can these bones live?’” Ezekiel 37:1-3

“For while we were still weak, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves His love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:6-8