Prince of Peace in Prayer

Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 18–24, 2018

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

Exodus 1:1–22 Pharoah oppresses the Israelites

Mark 14:12–31 The Last Supper 

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

Exodus 2:1–22 Birth of Moses

Mark 14:32–52 The Garden of Gethsemane

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

Exodus 2:23—3:22 The burning bush

Mark 14:53–72 Jesus before the Jewish leaders

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

Exodus 4:1–18 God shows Moses powerful signs

Mark 15:1–15 Jesus before Pilate

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

Exodus 4:19–31 Moses returns to Egypt 

Mark 15:16–32 The crucifixion of Jesus

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

Exodus 5:1—6:1 Let My people go

Mark 15:33–47 The death and burial of Jesus 

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

Exodus 7:1–25 The first plague

Mark 16:1–20 The resurrection of 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 25, Palm Sunday

Readings

Zechariah 9:9–12 The Coming King 

Philippians 2:5–11 The humility of Christ

Matthew 21:1–9 The Triumphal Entry

 

Hymns

443 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

442 All Glory, Laud, and Honor

441 Ride On, Ride On in Majesty        

 

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.