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Prince of Peace in Prayer

Second-Last Sunday of the Church Year 

November 18 — 24, 2018

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

Jeremiah 38:1–28 Jeremiah cast into the cistern

Matthew 27:57–66 Jesus is buried   

Psalm 19 (morning)

Psalm 81; 113 (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

Daniel 1:1–21 Daniel taken to Babylon  

Matthew 28:1–20 The resurrection of Jesus     

Psalm 136 (morning)

Psalm 97; 112 (evening)


Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

Daniel 2:1–23 Nebuchadnezzar’s dream 

Revelation 18:1–24 The fall of Babylon      

Psalm 123 (morning)

Psalm 30; 86 (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

Daniel 2:24–49 Daniel interprets the dream 

Revelation 19:1–21 The marriage feast of the Lamb 

Psalm 15 (morning)

Psalm 48; 4 (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

Daniel 3:1–30 The fiery furnace   

Revelation 20:1–15 Judgment before the white throne   

Psalm 36 (morning) 

Psalm 80; 27 (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

Daniel 4:1–37 The new heaven and new earth

Revelation 21:1–8 Jesus and Barabbas   

Psalm 130 (morning)

Psalm 32; 139 (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

Daniel 5:1–30 The handwriting on the wall 

Revelation 21:9–27 The new Jerusalem  

Psalm 56 (morning)

Psalm 100; 62 (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, November 25, Last Sunday of the Church Year 

 

Readings

Isaiah 65:17–25New heavens and a new earth

1Thessalonians 5:1–11The Day of the Lord

Matthew 25:1–13The Parable of the Ten Maidens

 

Hymns

564 Christ Sits at God’s Right Hand

516 Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying

515 Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers

 

 

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.