Prince of Peace in Prayer
Second Sunday after Christmas
January 5–11, 2020
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.
Psalm 99 (morning)
Psalm 96; 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 72 (morning)
Psalm 100; 67 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Ezekiel 1:1–14, 22–28 (Habakkuk 1:1—3:19)
Psalm 42 (morning)
Psalm 102; 133 (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.
Psalm 89:1–18 (morning)
Psalm 1; 33 (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.
Ezekiel 3:12–27 (4:1—11:25)
Psalm 97 (morning)
Psalm 16; 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.
Ezekiel 18:1–4, 19–32 (19:1—24:27)
Psalm 51 (morning)
Psalm 142; 65 (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 104 (morning)
Psalm 118; 111 (evening)
Collect for the Epiphany of Our Lord
O God, by the leading of a star You made known Your only-begotten Son to the Gentiles. Lead us, who know You by faith, to enjoy in heaven the fullness of Your divine presence; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Preparing for Sunday, January 12, 2020
First Sunday after Epiphany
384 Of the Father’s Love Begotten
410 Within the Father’s House
412 The People That in Darkness Sat
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.