Prince of Peace in Prayer

Third Sunday in Lent

March 4–10, 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 27:30–45; 28:10–20, Jacob’s dream

Mark 9:1–13 The Transfiguration 

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 29:1–30 (29:31—34:31) Jacob marries Leah and Rachel

Mark 9:14–32 Jesus heals a boy with an unclean spirit

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 35:1–29 God blessed Jacob

Mark 9:33–50 Who is the greatest?

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 37:1–36 Joseph’s dreams

Mark 10:1–12 Teaching regarding divorce

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 39:1–23 Joseph and Potiphar’s wife

Mark 10:13–31 The rich young man

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 40:1–23 Joseph interprets prisoners’ dreams

Mark 10:32–52 The request of James and John

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 41:1–27 Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams

Mark 11:1–19 The triumphal entry 

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 11, Fourth Sunday in Lent

Readings

Exodus 16:2–21 Bread from heaven 

Galatians 4:21-31 Example of Hagar and Sarah

John 6:1–15 The feeding of the five thousand

 

Hymns

642 O Living Bread from Heaven

743 Jesus, Priceless Treasure

636 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness [verses 1–4, 8]        

 

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.