Prince of Peace in Prayer
Third Sunday of Easter
April 15–21, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Exodus 32:15–35 The Golden Calf
Luke 6:39–49 Build your house on a rock
Psalm 93 (morning)
Psalm 136; 117 (evening)
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.
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)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Exodus 34:1–28 The covenant renewed
Luke 7:18–35 Messengers from John the Baptist
Psalm 98 (morning)
Psalm 66; 116 (evening)
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.
Exodus 34:29—35:21 Sabbath regulations
Luke 7:36–50 A sinful woman forgiven
Psalm 99 (morning)
Psalm 8; 118 (evening)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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
Isaiah 40:25–31The glory and grace of God
1Peter 2:11–20Submission to authority
John 16:16–23 Sorrow will turn to joy
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.