Prince of Peace in Prayer

Third Sunday after Trinity

June 17–23, 2018

Sunday

Prayers

For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.

Readings

Proverbs 17:1–28The proverbs of Solomon

John 16:17–33 Sorrow will turn to joy  

Psalm 67 (morning)

Psalm 46; 93 (evening)

Monday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Proverbs 20:5–25 The way of wisdom

John 17:1–26 A new commandment  

Psalm 51 (morning)

Psalm 85; 47 (evening)

Tuesday

Prayers

For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.

Readings

Proverbs 22:1–21The proverbs of Solomon

John 18:1–14 The way, the truth, and the life

Psalm 54 (morning)

Psalm 28; 99 (evening)

Wednesday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Proverbs 22:22—23:12The proverbs of Solomon

John 18:15–40 The promise of the Holy Spirit

Psalm 65 (morning)

Psalm 125; 91 (evening)

Thursday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Proverbs 24:1–22The proverbs of Solomon

John 19:1–22 The true Vine

Psalm 143 (morning) 

Psalm 81; 116 (evening)

Friday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Proverbs 25:1–22The proverbs of Solomon

John 19:23–42 The hatred of the world

Psalm 86 (morning)

Psalm 6; 19 (evening)

Saturday

Prayers

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.

Readings

Proverbs 27:1–24The proverbs of Solomon

John 20:1–18 The work of the Holy Spirit   

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, June 24, Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Readings

Genesis 50:15–21 Joseph forgives his brothers

Romans 8:18–23 Future glory

Luke 6:36–42 Judging others

 

Hymns

732All Depends on Our Possessing

696 O God, My Faithful God

649Blest Be the Tie That Binds

601All Who Believe and Are Baptized

 

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.