Prince of Peace in Prayer
Second-Last Sunday of the Church Year
November 17–23, 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.
Jeremiah 33:1–22 (34:1—36:32; 45:1—51:64) The Lord promises peace
Matthew 27:11–32 Jesus and Barabbas
Psalm 67 (morning)
Psalm 46; 93 (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.
Jeremiah 37:1–21 Jeremiah is imprisoned
Matthew 27:33–56 (Revelation 17:1–18) The crucifixion of Jesus
Psalm 51 (morning)
Psalm 85; 47 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Jeremiah 38:1–28 Jeremiah cast into the cistern
Matthew 27:57–66 Jesus is buried
Psalm 54 (morning)
Psalm 28; 99 (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.
Daniel 1:1–21 Daniel taken to Babylon
Matthew 28:1–20 The resurrection of Jesus
Psalm 65 (morning)
Psalm 125; 91 (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.
Daniel 2:1–23 Nebuchadnezzar’s dream
Revelation 18:1–24 The fall of Babylon
Psalm 143 (morning)
Psalm 81; 116 (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.
Daniel 2:24–49 Daniel interprets the dream
Revelation 19:1–21 The marriage feast of the Lamb
Psalm 86 (morning)
Psalm 6; 19 (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.
Daniel 3:1–30 The fiery furnace
Revelation 20:1–15 Judgment before the white throne
Psalm 122 (morning)
Psalm 141; 90 (evening)
Collect for the Last Sunday of the Church Year
Lord God, heavenly Father, send forth Your Son, we pray, to lead home His bride, the Church, that with all the company of the redeemed we may finally enter into His eternal wedding feast; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Preparing for Sunday, November 24, Last Sunday of the Church Year
Isaiah 65:17–25 New heavens and a new earth
1Thessalonians 5:1–11 The Day of the Lord
Matthew 25:1–13 The Parable of the Ten Maidens
514 The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
516 Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
680 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise
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.