Prince of Peace in Prayer
Fifth Sunday after Trinity
July 1–7, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Joshua 6:6–27 The fall of Jericho
Acts 10:18–33 Peter’s vision
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.
Joshua 7:1–26 Israel defeated at Ai
Acts 10:34–48 Gentiles hear the Gospel
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.
Joshua 8:1–28 The fall of Ai
Acts 11:1–18 Peter reports to the Church
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.
Joshua 10:1–25 The sun stands still
Acts 11:19–30 The Church in Antioch
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.
Joshua 23:1–16 Joshua’s charge to Israel’s leaders
Acts 12:1–25 Peter is rescued
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.
Joshua 24:1–31 Choose whom you will serve
Acts 13:1–12 Barnabas and Paul are sent
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.
Judges 2:6–23 The Lord raises up judges
Acts 13:13–41 Paul and Barnabas in Antioch
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, July 8, Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Exodus 20:1–17 The Ten Commandments
Romans 6:3–11 Unite with Christ in Baptism
Matthew 5:20–26 Teaching on the Fifth Commandment
718 Jesus, Lead Thou On
688 “Come, Follow Me,” the Savior Spake
548 Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious
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.