Prince of Peace in Prayer
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
October 13–19, 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.
Deuteronomy 11:26—12:12 The Lord’s chosen place of worship
Matthew 12:22–37 Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit
Psalm 19 (morning)
Psalm 81; 113 (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.
Deuteronomy 12:13–32 Warning against idolatry
Matthew 12:38–50 The sign of Jonah
Psalm 136 (morning)
Psalm 97; 112 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Deuteronomy 13:1–18 Warning against idolatry
Matthew 13:1–23 Parables of Jesus
Psalm 123 (morning)
Psalm 30; 86 (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.
Deuteronomy 14:1–2, 22–23; 14:28—15:15 Clean and unclean food
Matthew 13:24–43 Parables of Jesus
Psalm 15 (morning)
Psalm 48; 4 (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.
Deuteronomy 15:19—16:22 Festivals of the Lord
Matthew 13:44–58 Jesus is rejected in Nazareth
Psalm 36 (morning)
Psalm 80; 27 (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.
Deuteronomy 17:1–20 Forbidden forms of worship
Matthew 14:1–21 The death of John the Baptist
Psalm 130 (morning)
Psalm 32; 139 (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.
Deuteronomy 18:1–22 Provisions for priests and Levites
Matthew 14:22–36 Jesus walks on water
Psalm 56 (morning)
Psalm 100; 62 (evening)
Collect for the Holy Spirit
O Lord God, heavenly Father, by the blessed light of Your divine Word You have led us to the knowledge of Your Son. Grant us the grace of Your Holy Spirit that we may ever walk in the light of Your truth and, rejoicing with sure confidence in Christ, our Savior, be brought unto everlasting salvation; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Preparing for Sunday, October 20, Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Deuteronomy 10:12–21 Circumcise your heart
1Corinthians 1:4–9 Thanksgiving in Christ
Matthew 22:34–46 The Great Commandment
708 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart
694 Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower
642 O Living Bread from Heaven
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.