Prince of Peace in Prayer
Ninth Sunday after Trinity
July 29—August 4, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
1Samuel 14:47—15:9 The Lord rejects Saul
Acts 24:1–23 Paul before Felix
Psalm 19 (morning)
Psalm 81; 113 (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 15:10–35 The Lord rejects Saul
Acts 24:24—25:12 Paul appeals to Caesar
Psalm 136 (morning)
Psalm 97; 112 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
1Samuel 16:1–23 David anointed king
Acts 25:13–27 Paul before Agrippa and Bernice
Psalm 123 (morning)
Psalm 30; 86 (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 17:1–19 David and Goliath
Acts 26:1–23 Paul’s defense before Agrippa
Psalm 15 (morning)
Psalm 48; 4 (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 17:20–47 David and Goliath
Acts 26:24—27:8 Paul sails for Rome
Psalm 36 (morning)
Psalm 80; 27 (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 17:48—18:9 Saul’s jealousy of David
Acts 27:9–26 A storm at sea
Psalm 130 (morning)
Psalm 32; 139 (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 18:10–30 David marries Michal
Acts 27:27–44 The boat is shipwrecked
Psalm 56 (morning)
Psalm 100; 62 (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, August 5, Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Jeremiah 8:4–12 Sin and treachery
1Corinthians 12:1–11 Gifts given to the Body of Christ
Luke 19:41–48 Jesus weeps over Jerusalem
797Praise the Almighty
644The Church’s One Foundation
912Christ Is Our Cornerstone
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.