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Prince of Peace in Prayer

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

October 14–20, 2018

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

Deuteronomy 13:1–18 Warning against idolatry

Matthew 13:1–23 Parables of Jesus   

Psalm 110 (morning)

Psalm 66; 23 (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

Deuteronomy 14:1–2, 22–23; 14:28—15:15 Clean and unclean food

Matthew 13:24–43 Parables of Jesus

Psalm 62 (morning)

Psalm 73; 8 (evening)


Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

Deuteronomy 15:19—16:22 Festivals of the Lord 

Matthew 13:44–58 Jesus is rejected in Nazareth   

Psalm 13 (morning)

Psalm 36; 5 (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

Deuteronomy 17:1–20 Forbidden forms of worship 

Matthew 14:1–21 The death of John the Baptist 

Psalm 96 (morning)

Psalm 132; 134 (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

Deuteronomy 18:1–22 Provisions for priests and Levites

Matthew 14:22–36 Jesus walks on water     

Psalm 116 (morning) 

Psalm 26; 130 (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

Deuteronomy 19:1–20 Cities of refuge  

Matthew 15:1–20 What defiles a person  

Psalm 85 (morning)

Psalm 25; 40 (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

Deuteronomy 20:1–20 Laws concerning warfare

Matthew 15:21–39 The faith of a Canaanite woman 

Psalm 61 (morning)

Psalm 138; 98 (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, October 21, Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

Readings

Genesis 1:1—2:3 The Creation

Ephesians 6:10–17 The Armor of God

John 4:46–54 The Healing of the Official’s Son

 

Hymns

794 The Lord, My God, Be Praised

607 From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee

912Christ Is Our Cornerstone

 

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.