"But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken." John 2:21,22 Holy Bible
Even if God does not give what we pray for, still we should not doubt that he has heard our prayer. We should realize that instead of what we have asked he will give something better. Committing such requests to him, we ought not set time or measure for his answer. Martin Luther, LW 40, 279.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 Holy Bible Porque, para mim, tenho por certo que as aflições deste tempo presente, não são para comparar com a glória que em nós há-de ser revelada. Romanos 8:18 Bíblia Sagrada Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Igreja Luterana de Portugal www.igreja-luterana.pt
Prayer as we celebrate Epiphany God of glory, on the Twelfth Day of Christmas, we remember the appearance of your Son as the Savior of the nations. As the Magi came from afar, bearing gifts and worshiping the King, so let us also give him worship and praise! On this day when you showed your Gospel was meant for all nations, we pray that you would use your Word to call to faith many more people in distant lands, that they might join the Magi and us when we worship before your throne in heaven. Amen Northwestern Publishing House www.nph.net www.facebook.com/NorthwesternPublishing
Lord, I come to you today as a new year lies before me. And I know there are some issues for which I cannot as yet make a decision, but there are some things I know it's time; some changes I need to make and now would be a great time. With your guidance from your spirit, with your strength, help me to make the changes I know I need to make. I desire to please you; I desire to honor and worship you with my life. Help me for now is the time to change. Jesus, I pray in your name, Amen. Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Lutheran Church of Portugal
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14 Holy Bible Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Lutheran Church of Portugal
Lord God, heavenly Father, you sent your angels to tell lowly shepherds not to be afraid but instead to rejoice at the birth of the Savior, Christ the Lord. Drive all fear from our hearts, and lead us to rejoice at the news of our Lord Jesus, true God, begotten of the Father from all eternity, and true man, born of the Virgin Mary. Open our hearts to hear the choirs sing of all your promises, lead us in penitence to view the manger, and then let us return to our daily lives glorifying and praising God for all that we have heard and seen, in the name of that Christ child. Amen WELS - Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod www.wels.net
But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob's descendants forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:30-33 Holy Bible Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Lutheran Church of Portugal
Father in heaven, on this day you gave the world the gift of your Son, Jesus. We marvel at the mystery of the manger, that this child could be both man and God, both humble and divine, both the Prince of Peace and the price of peace. So great is the love of God that even though our sin required such a sacrifice, the Light of the world still descended into our darkness. We kneel before the virgin-born God wrapped in cloths and sing the angels' song: Glory to God in the highest! Amen.
"Nisto se manifesta o amor de Deus para connosco: que Deus enviou seu Filho unigénito ao mundo, para que por ele vivamos." 1 João 4:9 Bíblia Sagrada Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Igreja Luterana de Portugal
"Porque Deus amou o mundo, de tal maneira, que deu o seu Filho unigénito, para que todo aquele que nele crê não pereça, mas tenha a vida eterna. Porque Deus enviou o seu Filho ao mundo, não para que condenasse o mundo, mas para que o mundo fosse salvo por ele." João 3:16-17 Bíblia Sagrada Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Igreja Luterana de Portugal
"Todo o caminho do homem é recto aos seus olhos, mas o Senhor sonda os corações. Fazer justiça e julgar com rectidão é mais aceitável ao Senhor do que oferecer-lhe sacrifício." Provérbios 21:2-3 Bíblia Sagrada Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Igreja Luterana de Portugal
"De todo o meu coração te busquei: não me deixes desviar dos teus mandamentos. Escondi a tua palavra no meu coração, para eu não pecar contra ti. Bendito és tu, ó Senhor; ensina-me os teus estatutos." Salmos 119:10-12 Bíblia Sagrada Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Igreja Luterana de Portugal
"Ora, sem fé, é impossível agradar-lhe; porque é necessário que aquele que se aproxima de Deus creia que ele existe, e que é galardoador dos que o buscam." Hebreus 11:6 Bíblia Sagrada Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura Igreja Luterana de Portugal