Prince of Peace in Prayer

Palm Sunday

March 25–31, 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 8:1–32,  Second through fourth plagues

Hebrews 1:1–14 The supremacy of God’s Son 

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 9:1–28 Fifth through seventh plagues

Hebrews 2:1–18 Warning against neglecting salvation

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 9:29—10:20 Eighth plague

Hebrews 3:1–19 Jesus greater than Moses

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 10:21—11:10 Ninth plague

Hebrews 4:1–16 Eternal rest for God’s people

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 12:1–28 The Passover 

Hebrews 5:1–14 Jesus the great High Priest

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 12:29–32; 13:1–16 The feast of unleavened bread

Hebrews 6:1–20 Warning against apostasy 

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 13:17—14:9 The Exodus

Hebrews 7:1–22 The priestly order of Melchizedek  

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, April 1, Easter

Readings

Job 19:23–27 I know that my Redeemer Lives 

1Corinthians 5:6–8 Christ, the Passover Lamb

Mark 16:1–8 The Resurrection of Jesus

 

Hymns

457 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

458 Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

633 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing        

 

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.