Prince of Peace in Prayer

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 11–17, 2018

This week please pray for:

§  those celebrating birthdays:

§  those celebrating anniversaries:

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

Genesis 41:28–57 Joseph rises to power

Mark 11:20–33 The authority of Jesus 

Psalm 84 (morning)

Psalm 42; 32 (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

Genesis 42:1–34, 38 Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt

Mark 12:1–12 The parable of the tenants

Psalm 119:73–80 (morning)

Psalm 121; 6 (evening)

 

 

Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

Genesis 43:1–28 Joseph’s brothers return to Egypt

Mark 12:13–27 Paying taxes to Caesar

Psalm 34 (morning)

Psalm 25; 91 (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

Genesis 44:1–18, 32–34 Joseph tests his brothers

Mark 12:28–44 The great commandment

Psalm 5 (morning)

Psalm 27; 51 (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

Genesis 45:1–20, 24–28 Joseph provides for his brothers

Mark 13:1–23 The signs of the close of the age

Psalm 38 (morning)

Psalm 126; 102 (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

Genesis 47:1–31 (48:1—49:28) Jacob’s family comes to Egypt

Mark 13:24–37 The coming of the Son of Man

Psalm 22 (morning)

Psalm 107; 130 (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

Genesis 49:29—50:7, 14–26 Jacob blesses his sons

Mark 14:1–11 The plot to kill Jesus  

Psalm 43 (morning)

Psalm 31; 143 (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, March 18, Fifth Sunday in Lent

Readings

Genesis 22:1–14 The binding of Isaac 

Hebrews 9:11–15 Redemption through the blood of Christ

John 8:46–59 Before Abraham was, I am

 

Hymns

433 Glory Be to Jesus

430 My Song Is Love Unknown

563 Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness        

 

Luther’s Morning Prayer

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept 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 this day; 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.