Prince of Peace in Prayer
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 14–20, 2018
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.
Ezekiel 36:33—37:14 The valley of dry bones
Romans 5:1–21 Death in Adam, Life in Christ
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.
Ezekiel 37:15–28 I will be their God
Romans 6:1–23 Dead to sin, alive to God
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.
Ezekiel 38:1–23 Prophecy against Gog
Romans 7:1–20 The law and sin
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.
Ezekiel 39:1–10, 17–29 Prophecy against Gog
Romans 7:21—8:17 Life in the Spirit
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.
Ezekiel 40:1–4; 43:1–12 (40:5—42:20; 43:13–27) The New Temple
Romans 8:18–39 Future glory
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.
Ezekiel 44:1–16, 23–29 The gate for the prince
Romans 9:1–18 God fulfills His promises
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.
Ezekiel 47:1–14, 21–23 Water flowing from the temple
Romans 9:19–33 Israel’s unbelief
Psalm 56 (morning)
Psalm 100; 62 (evening)
Prayer for Divine Guidance
Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with Your most gracious favor, and further us with Your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in You we may glorify Your holy name and finally, by Your mercy, obtain eternal salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Preparing for Sunday, January 21
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Exodus 34:29–35 The shining face of Moses
2Peter 1:16–21 Christ’s glory and the prophetic Word
Matthew 17:1–9 The transfiguration of Jesus
548 Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious
413 O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair
414 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here
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.