Prince of Peace in Prayer
Seventh Sunday after Trinity
July 15–21, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Judges 15:1—16:3 Samson defeats the Philistines
Galatians. 3:23—4:11 Sons and heirs of God
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.
Judges 16:4–30 Samson and Delilah
Galatians 4:12–31 Example of Hagar and Sarah
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.
1Samuel 1:1–20 The birth of Samuel
Galatians 5:1–26 Christ has set us free
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.
1Samuel 1:21—2:17 Hannah’s prayer
Galatians 6:1–18 Bear one another’s burdens
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.
1Samuel 2:18–36 The Lord rejects Eli’s household
Acts 15:22–41 The council’s letter to the Gentiles
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.
1Samuel 3:1–21 The Lord calls Samuel
Acts 16:1–22 Paul and Silas in prison
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.
1Samuel 4:1–22 The Philistines capture the Ark of the Covenant
Acts 16:23–40 The Philippian jailer converted
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, July 22, Eighth Sunday after Trinity
Jeremiah 23:16–29 False prophets
Romans 8:12–17 Heirs with Christ
Matthew 7:15–23 A tree and its fruit
658Preserve Your Word, O Savior
663Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray
655Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
Luther’s Morning Prayer
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You havekept 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 thisday; 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.