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Prince of Peace in Prayer

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

October 7–13, 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 7:1–19 A chosen people

Matthew 10:1–23 Jesus calls the apostles  

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

Deuteronomy 8:1–20 Remember the Lord your God 

Matthew 10:24–42 Instruction to the apostles

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

Deuteronomy 9:1–22 Not because of righteousness 

Matthew 11:1–19 Messengers from John the Baptist  

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

Deuteronomy 9:23—10:22 The Golden Calf 

Matthew 11:20–30 I will give you rest 

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

Deuteronomy 11:1–25 Love and serve the Lord

Matthew 12:1–21 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath     

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

Deuteronomy 11:26—12:12 The Lord’s chosen place of worship  

Matthew 12:22–37 Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit  

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

Deuteronomy 12:13–32 Warning against idolatry

Matthew 12:38–50 The sign of Jonah 

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, October 14, Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Readings

Genesis 28:10–17Jacob’s dream

Ephesians 4:22–28New life in Christ 

Matthew 9:1–8Jesus heals a paralytic

 

Hymns

514 The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us

828 We Are Called to Stand Together

632O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee

 

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.