Prince of Peace in Prayer
Second Sunday in Advent
December 8–14, 2019
This week please pray for:
those celebrating birthdays:
those celebrating anniversaries:
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Isaiah 24:14—25:12 (Obadiah 1–21)
Psalm 24 (morning)
Psalm 25; 110 (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.
Psalm 122 (morning)
Psalm 40; 67 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Psalm 33 (morning)
Psalm 85; 91 (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.
1John 5:1–21 (2John; 3John)
Psalm 50 (morning)
Psalm 14; 16 (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.
Psalm 18:1–20 (morning)
Psalm 126; 62 (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.
Psalm 102 (morning)
Psalm 130; 16 (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.
Psalm 90 (morning)
Psalm 80; 72 (evening)
Collect for Times of Affliction and Distress
Almighty and most merciful God, in this earthly life we endure sufferings and death before we enter into eternal glory. Grant us grace at all times to subject ourselves to Your holy will and to continue steadfast in the true faith to the end of our lives that we may know the peace and joy of the blessed hope of the resurrection of the dead and of the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Preparing for Sunday, December 15
Third Sunday in Advent
354 Arise, O Christian People
345 Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding
344 On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Luther’s Morning Prayer
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept 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 this day; 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.