Prince of Peace in Prayer
First Sunday after the Epiphany
January 7–13, 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 1:1–14, 22–28 (Habakkuk 1:1—3:19) The glory of the Lord
Romans 1:1–17 The righteous will live by faith
Psalm 103 (morning)
Psalm 117; 139 (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 2:1—3:11 Ezekiel’s call
Romans 1:18–32 God’s wrath against unrighteousness
Psalm 5 (morning)
Psalm 84; 29 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Ezekiel 3:12–27 (4:1—11:25) A watchman for Israel
Romans 2:1–16 God’s judgment is righteous
Psalm 42 (morning)
Psalm 102; 133 (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 18:1–4, 19–32 (19:1—24:27) The soul who sins
Romans 2:17–29 The law and judgment
Psalm 89:1–18 (morning)
Psalm 1; 33 (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 33:1–20 Ezekiel is to be the watchman for Israel
Romans 3:1–18 No one is righteous
Psalm 97 (morning)
Psalm 16; 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.
Ezekiel 34:1–24 The Shepherd for God’s people
Romans 3:19–31 The righteousness of God through faith
Psalm 51 (morning)
Psalm 142; 65 (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 36:13–28 The Spirit of God
Romans 4:1–25 God’s promise realized through faith
Psalm 104 (morning)
Psalm 118; 111 (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 14, Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Exodus 33:12–23 Moses’ intercession
Romans 12:6–16 Marks of the Christian life
John 2:1–11 The wedding at Cana
412 The People That in Darkness Sat
402 The Only Son from Heaven
794 The Lord, My God, Be Praised
394 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
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.