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Prince of Peace in Prayer

Second Sunday in Advent

December 9–15, 2018

Sunday

Prayers

For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.

Readings

Isaiah 26:1–19 You keep him in perfect peace

1John 3:1–24 Children of God 

Psalm 24 (morning)

Psalm 25; 110 (evening)

Monday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Isaiah 26:20—27:13 The redemption of Israel

1John 4:1–21 God is love

Psalm 122 (morning)

Psalm 40; 67 (evening)

 

 

Tuesday

Prayers

For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.

Readings

Isaiah 28:14–29 A cornerstone in Zion

1John 5:1–21 (2John;3John) The testimony concerning the Son

Psalm 33 (morning)

Psalm 85; 91 (evening)

Wednesday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Isaiah 29:1–14 The siege of Jerusalem

Jude 1–25 False teachers and the call to persevere

Psalm 50 (morning)

Psalm 14; 16 (evening)

Thursday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Isaiah 29:15—30:14 A rebellious people

Revelation 1:1–20 The vision of the Son of Man

Psalm 18:1–20 (morning) 

Psalm 126; 62 (evening)

Friday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Isaiah 30:15–26 The Lord will be gracious

Revelation 2:1–29 Letters to the churches

Psalm 102 (morning)

Psalm 130; 16 (evening)

Saturday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Isaiah 30:27—31:9 Woe to those who go down to Egypt

Revelation 3:1–22 Letters to the churches

Psalm 90 (morning)

Psalm 80; 72 (evening)

 

Prayer for Advent

Collect for the Second Sunday in Advent

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; 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, December 16, Third Sunday in Advent

Readings

Isaiah 40:1–8 Comfort for God’s people 

1Corinthians 4:1–5 The ministry of the apostles 

Matthew 11:2–10 Messengers from John the Baptist 

Hymns

354Arise, O Christian People

345Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding

344On 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 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.