Prince of Peace in Prayer
Ninth Sunday after Trinity
August 13—August 19, 2017
This week please pray for:
§ those celebrating birthdays:
§ those celebrating anniversaries:
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
1Samuel 31:1–13 The death of Saul
1Corinthians 7:1–24 Principals for marriage
Psalm 103 (morning)
Psalm 117; 139 (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.
2Samuel 1:1–27 David laments the death of Saul and Jonathan
1Corinthians 7:25–40 The unmarried and widowed
Psalm 5 (morning)
Psalm 84; 29 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
2Samuel 5:1–25 David is anointed king
1Corinthians 8:1–13 Food offered to idols
Psalm 42 (morning)
Psalm 102; 133 (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.
2Samuel 6:1–19 The Ark of the Covenant brought to Jerusalem
1Corinthians 9:1–23 Paul’s apostolic ministry
Psalm 89:1–18 (morning)
Psalm 1; 33 (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.
2Samuel 7:1–17 God’s covenant with David
1Corinthians 9:24—10:22 Warning against idolatry
Psalm 97 (morning)
Psalm 16; 62 (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.
2Samuel 7:18–29 David’s prayer of gratitude
1Corinthians 10:23—11:16 Do all to the glory of God
Psalm 51 (morning)
Psalm 142; 65 (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.
2Samuel 11:1–27 David and Bathsheba
1Corinthians 11:17–34 The Lord’s Supper
Psalm 104 (morning)
Psalm 118; 111 (evening)
Luther Sermon Excerpt
This I say, that men should not cram works into the heart, but let the heart first be good through faith, that the works may flow forth, otherwise you do no one any good; for if you have before given a person anything, it did not come from the heart. Hence the conclusion is, that I must first be good before I can do good. You cannot build from without inward, you do not commence at the roof, but at the foundation. Therefore faith must first be present. (Church Postils, Trinity 9)
Preparing for Sunday, August 20, Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Jeremiah 8:4–12 Sin and treachery
1Corinthians 12:1–11 Gifts given to the Body of Christ
Luke 19:41–48 Jesus weeps over Jerusalem
729 I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus
644 The Church’s One Foundation
563 Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
906 O Day of Rest and Gladness
816 From All That Dwell Below the Skies
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.