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Prince of Peace in Prayer

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

August 26 — September 1, 2018

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

1Kings 8:22–30, 46–63 Solomon’s prayer of dedication  

2Corinthians 4:1–18 Treasures in jars of clay

Psalm 67 (morning)

Psalm 46; 93 (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

1Kings 9:1–9; 10:1–13 The Lord appears to Solomon     

2Corinthians 5:1–21 The ministry of reconciliation   

Psalm 67 (morning)

Psalm 46; 93 (evening)

 

 

Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

1Kings 11:1–26 Solomon turns from the Lord

2Corinthians 6:1–18 The temple of the Living God

Psalm 54 (morning)

Psalm 28; 99 (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

1Kings 11:42—12:19 Rehoboam’s folly

2Corinthians 7:1–16 Paul’s joy

Psalm 65 (morning)

Psalm 125; 91 (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

1Kings 12:20—13:5, 33–34 The divided kingdom

2Corinthians 8:1–24 Encouragement to live generously

Psalm 36 (morning) 

Psalm 80; 27 (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

1Kings 16:29—17:24 The widow of Zarephath

2Corinthians 9:1–15 Cheerfully giving  

Psalm 86 (morning)

Psalm 6; 19 (evening)

Psalm 32; 139 (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

1Kings 18:1–19 Elijah confronts King Ahab

Ephesians 1:1–23 Spiritual blessings in Christ

Psalm 122 (morning)

Psalm 141; 90 (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, September 2, Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Readings

Proverbs 4:10–23 The path of righteousness

Galatians 5:16–24 Walk by the Spirit

Luke 17:11–19 Jesus cleanses ten lepers

 

Hymns

839O Christ, Our True and Only Light

849Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

578Thy Strong Word

 

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.