Prince of Peace in Prayer

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

January 21–27, 2018

This week please pray for:

§  those celebrating birthdays:

§  those celebrating anniversaries:

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

Joel 1:1–20 Call to repentance

Romans 10:1–21 Salvation for all

Psalm 67 (morning)

Psalm 46; 93 (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

Joel 2:1–17 The Day of the Lord

Romans 11:1–24 The remnant and the Gentiles 

Psalm 51 (morning)

Psalm 85; 47 (evening)

 

Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

Joel 2:18–32 The Lord had pity

Romans 11:25—12:13 The mystery of salvation

Psalm 54 (morning)

Psalm 28; 99 (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

Joel 3:1–21 The Lord judges the nations

Romans 12:14—13:14 Fulfilling the law through love

Psalm 65 (morning)

Psalm 125; 91 (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

Zechariah 1:1–21 Return to the Lord

Romans 14:1–23 Judging others

Psalm 143 (morning)

Psalm 81; 116 (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

Zechariah 2:1—3:10 The high priest

Romans 15:1–13 Christ the hope of Jews and Gentiles

Psalm 86 (morning)

Psalm 6; 19 (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

Zechariah 4:1—5:11 Visions of a lampstand, scroll, and woman 

Romans 15:14–33 Paul plans to visit Rome

Psalm 122 (morning)

Psalm 141; 90 (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 28, Septuagesima

Readings

Exodus 17:1–7 Water from the rock 

1Corinthians 9:24—10:5 Christ the Rock

Matthew 20:1–16 Laborers in the vineyard

 

Hymns

744 Amazing Grace

555 Salvation Unto Us Has Come

553 O Christ, Our Hope, Our Hearts’ Desire

594 God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It        

 

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.