Prince of Peace in Prayer
First Sunday in Advent
December 2–8, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Isaiah 8:9—9:7 For to us a child is born
1Peter 4:1–19 Suffering as a Christian
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.
Isaiah 9:8—10:11 Judgment against the arrogant
1Peter 5:1–14 Shepherding God’s flock
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.
Isaiah 10:12–27a, 33–34 The remnant will return
2Peter 1:1–21 The prophetic Word
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.
Isaiah 11:1—12:6 The righteous reign of the Branch
2Peter 2:1–22 False prophets and teachers
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.
Isaiah 14:1–23 The restoration of Jacob
2Peter 3:1–18 The Day of the Lord will come
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.
Isaiah 24:1–13 Judgment on the whole earth
1John 1:1—2:14 The Word of Christ
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.
Isaiah 24:14—25:12 (Obadiah 1–21)God will swallow up death
1John 2:15–29 Warning of the antichrists
Psalm 90 (morning)
Psalm 80; 72 (evening)
Prayer for Advent
Collect for the First Sunday in Advent
Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Preparing for Sunday, December 9, Second Sunday in Advent
Malachi 4:1–6 The Day of the Lord
Romans 15:4–13 Christ the hope of Jews and Gentiles
Luke 21:25–36 The Coming of the Son of Man
514 The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
336 Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
355O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide
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.