Prince of Peace in Prayer
Eighth Sunday after Trinity
July 22–28, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
1Samuel 5:1—6:3, 10–16 The Ark is returned to Israel
Acts 18:1–11, 23–28 Paul in Corinth
Psalm 110 (morning)
Psalm 66; 23 (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.
1Samuel 6:19—7:17 Samuel judges Israel
Acts 19:1–22 Paul in Ephesus
Psalm 62 (morning)
Psalm 73; 8 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
1Samuel 8:1–22 Israel demands a king
Acts 21:15–36 Paul arrested in the temple
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.
1Samuel 9:1–27 Saul chosen as king
Acts 21:37—22:16 Paul speaks to the people
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.
1Samuel 10:1–27 Saul anointed king
Acts 22:17–29 Paul and Roman tribune
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.
1Samuel 12:1–25 Samuel’s farewell address
Acts 22:30—23:11 Paul before the Jewish council
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.
1Samuel 13:1–18 Saul fights the Philistines
Acts 23:12–35 Paul sent to Felix the governor
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, July 29, Ninth Sunday after Trinity
2Samuel 22:26–34 David’s song of deliverance
1Corinthians 10:6–13 Warning against idolatry
Luke 16:1–9 The parable of the dishonest manager
913 O Holy Spirit, Enter In
851 Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us
730 What Is the World to Me
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.