Prince of Peace in Prayer
Fifth Sunday in Lent
March 18–24, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Exodus 1:1–22 Pharoah oppresses the Israelites
Mark 14:12–31 The Last Supper
Psalm 84 (morning)
Psalm 42; 32 (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.
Exodus 2:1–22 Birth of Moses
Mark 14:32–52 The Garden of Gethsemane
Psalm 119:73–80 (morning)
Psalm 121; 6 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Exodus 2:23—3:22 The burning bush
Mark 14:53–72 Jesus before the Jewish leaders
Psalm 34 (morning)
Psalm 25; 91 (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.
Exodus 4:1–18 God shows Moses powerful signs
Mark 15:1–15 Jesus before Pilate
Psalm 5 (morning)
Psalm 27; 51 (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.
Exodus 4:19–31 Moses returns to Egypt
Mark 15:16–32 The crucifixion of Jesus
Psalm 38 (morning)
Psalm 126; 102 (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.
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)
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.
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
Zechariah 9:9–12 The Coming King
Philippians 2:5–11 The humility of Christ
Matthew 21:1–9 The Triumphal Entry
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.