Prince of Peace in Prayer

The Holy Trinity

May 27 — June 2, 2018

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

Ecclesiastes 4:1–16The song of the well

John 7:32–53 The coming of the Son of Man   

Psalm 103 (morning)

Psalm 117; 139 (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

Ecclesiastes 5:1–20 Balak summons Balaam

John 8:1–20 The Passover with the disciples

Psalm 5 (morning)

Psalm 84; 29 (evening)

Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

Ecclesiastes 6:1—7:10 Balaam’s donkey

John 8:21–38 Jesus at the Mount of Olives

Psalm 42 (morning)

Psalm 102; 133 (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

Ecclesiastes 7:11–29 Balaam’s first and second oracles

John 8:39–59 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus

Psalm 89:1–18 (morning)

Psalm 1; 33 (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

Ecclesiastes 8:1–17 Balaam’s third oracle

John 9:1–23 Pilate delivers Jesus over to be crucified  

Psalm 97 (morning) 

Psalm 16; 62 (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

Ecclesiastes 9:1–17 Joshua to succeed Moses  

John 9:24–41 The crucifixion of Jesus  

Psalm 51 (morning)

Psalm 142; 65 (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

Ecclesiastes 10:1–20 Reuben and Gad settle in Gilead

John 10:1–21 The resurrection of Jesus   

Psalm 104 (morning)

Psalm 118; 111 (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, June 3, First Sunday after Trinity

Readings

Genesis 15:1–6 God’s covenant with Abram

1John 4:16–21 God’s love the basis of our love

Luke 16:19–31 The rich man and Lazarus

Hymns

352Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord

768To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray

708Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart

 

Luther’s Morning Prayer

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You havekept 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 thisday; 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.