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:
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Joel 1:1–20 Call to repentance
Romans 10:1–21 Salvation for all
Psalm 67 (morning)
Psalm 46; 93 (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.
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)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Joel 2:18–32 The Lord had pity
Romans 11:25—12:13 The mystery of salvation
Psalm 54 (morning)
Psalm 28; 99 (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.
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)
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.
Zechariah 1:1–21 Return to the Lord
Romans 14:1–23 Judging others
Psalm 143 (morning)
Psalm 81; 116 (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.
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)
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.
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
Exodus 17:1–7 Water from the rock
1Corinthians 9:24—10:5 Christ the Rock
Matthew 20:1–16 Laborers in the vineyard
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.