Prince of Peace in Prayer

Third Sunday of Easter

April 15–21, 2018

 

Sunday

Prayers

For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.

Readings

Exodus 32:15–35  The Golden Calf

Luke 6:39–49 Build your house on a rock   

Psalm 93 (morning)

Psalm 136; 117 (evening)

Monday

Prayers

For faith to live in the promises of Holy Baptism; for one’s calling and daily work; for the unemployed; for the salvation and well–being of our neighbors; for schools, colleges, and seminaries; for good government and for peace.

Readings

Exodus 33:1–23 The Tent of Meeting

Luke 7:1–17 Jesus heals a centurion’s servant  

Psalm 97 (morning)

Psalm 124; 115 (evening)

 Tuesday

Prayers

For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.

Readings

Exodus 34:1–28 The covenant renewed

Luke 7:18–35 Messengers from John the Baptist

Psalm 98 (morning)

Psalm 66; 116 (evening)

Wednesday

Prayers

For marriage and family, that husbands and wives, parents and children live in ordered harmony according to the Word of God; for parents who must raise children alone; for our communities and neighborhoods.

Readings

Exodus 34:29—35:21 Sabbath regulations

Luke 7:36–50 A sinful woman forgiven

Psalm 99 (morning)

Psalm 8; 118 (evening)

Thursday

Prayers

For the Church and her pastors; for teachers, deaconesses, and other church workers; for missionaries and for all who serve the Church; for fruitful and salutary use of the blessed Sacrament of Christ’s body and blood.

Readings

Exodus 38:21—39:8 Materials for the tabernacle  

Luke 8:1–21 The purpose of the parables

Psalm 47 (morning) 

Psalm 68; 113 (evening)

Friday

Prayers

For the preaching of the holy cross of our Lord Jesus Christ and for the spread of His knowledge throughout the whole world; for the persecuted and oppressed; for the sick and dying.

Readings

Exodus 39:32—40:16 The tabernacle erected

Luke 8:22–39 Jesus heals a demon-possessed man

Psalm 96 (morning)

Psalm 50; 138 (evening)

Saturday

Prayers

For faithfulness to the end; for the renewal of those who are withering in the faith or have fallen away; for receptive hearts and minds to God’s Word on the Lord’s Day; for pastors and people as they prepare to administer and receive Christ’s holy gifts.

Readings

Exodus 40:17–38 The glory of the Lord

Luke 8:40–56 Jesus heals a woman and Jairus’ daughter   

Psalm 92 (morning)

Psalm 23; 114 (evening)

 

Prayer for Divine Guidance

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with Your most gracious favor, and further us with Your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in You we may glorify Your holy name and finally, by Your mercy, obtain eternal salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Preparing for Sunday, April 22, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Readings

Isaiah 40:25–31The glory and grace of God  

1Peter 2:11–20Submission to authority

John 16:16–23 Sorrow will turn to joy

 

Hymns

590 Baptized into Your Name Most Holy

483 With High Delight Let Us Unite

480 He’s Risen, He’s Risen

477 Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven

         

Luther’s Morning Prayer

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You havekept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Luther’s Evening Prayer

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me thisday; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.