Prince of Peace in Prayer
Second Sunday in Advent
December 9–15, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Isaiah 26:1–19 You keep him in perfect peace
1John 3:1–24 Children of God
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 26:20—27:13 The redemption of Israel
1John 4:1–21 God is love
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 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)
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 29:1–14 The siege of Jerusalem
Jude 1–25 False teachers and the call to persevere
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 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)
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 30:15–26 The Lord will be gracious
Revelation 2:1–29 Letters to the churches
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 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
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
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.