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“Sin, disturb my soul no longer:/ I am baptized into Christ!/I have comfort even stronger: Jesus’ cleansing sacrifice./Should a guilty conscience seize me, since my baptism did release me/In a dear forgiving flood, sprinkling me with Jesus’ blood” (“God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It”)

Concordia and Koinonia

Acts 9:1-22  Galatians 1:11-24 Matthew 19:27-30

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, You turned the heart of him who persecuted the Church and by his preaching caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world. Grant us ever to rejoice in the saving light of Your Gospel and, following the example of the apostle Paul, to spread it to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

About the Day:  St. Paul’s life-changing experience on the road to Damascus is related three times in the Book of Acts (9:1-9; 22:6-11; 26:12-18). As an archenemy of Christians, Saul of Tarsus set out for Damascus to arrest and bring believers to Jerusalem for trial. While on the way, he saw a blinding light and heard the words: “Saul, Saul…

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