Prince of Peace in Prayer
January 28–February 3, 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.
Zechariah 6:1—7:14 Justice and mercy
Romans 16:17–27 Closing greetings
Psalm 110 (morning)
Psalm 66; 23 (evening)
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.
Zechariah 8:1–23 The coming peace
2 Timothy 1:1–18 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.
Zechariah 9:1–17 The coming king
2 Timothy 2:1–26 The mystery of salvation
Psalm 13 (morning)
Psalm 36; 5 (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.
Zechariah 10:1—11:3 The restoration of Israel
2 Timothy 3:1–17 Fulfilling the law through love
Psalm 96 (morning)
Psalm 132; 134 (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 11:4–17 The flock doomed to slaughter
2Timothy 4:1–18 Judging others
Psalm 116 (morning)
Psalm 26; 130 (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 12:1—13:9 The Lord will give salvation
Titus 1:1—2:6 Christ the hope of Jews and Gentiles
Psalm 85 (morning)
Psalm 25; 40 (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 14:1–21 The coming Day of the Lord
Titus 2:7—3:15 Paul plans to visit Rome
Psalm 61 (morning)
Psalm 138; 98 (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, February 4, Sexagesima
Isaiah 55:10–13 The Word accomplishes its purpose
2Corinthians 11:19—12:9 Paul’s suffering as an apostle
Luke 8:4–15 The parable of the sower
655 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
824 May God Bestow on Us His Grace
523 O Word of God Incarnate
730 What Is the World to Me
578 Thy Strong Word
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.