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:

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

1Samuel 31:1–13 The death of Saul    

1Corinthians 7:1–24 Principals for marriage  

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

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)

Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

2Samuel 5:1–25 David is anointed king

1Corinthians 8:1–13 Food offered to idols

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

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)

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

2Samuel 7:1–17 God’s covenant with David

1Corinthians 9:24—10:22 Warning against idolatry  

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

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)

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

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

 

Readings

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

Hymns

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.