Prince of Peace in Prayer
Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
1Kings 18:20–40 Elijah and the prophets of Baal
Ephesians 2:1–22 Salvationby grace through faith
Psalm 110 (morning)
Psalm 66; 23 (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.
1Kings 19:1–21 Elijah flees Jezebel
Ephesians 3:1–21 The mystery of the Gospel revealed
Psalm 62 (morning)
Psalm 73; 8 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
2 Kings 2:1–18 Elijah taken to heaven
Ephesians 4:1–24 Unity in the Body of Christ
Psalm 13 (morning)
Psalm 36; 5 (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.
2 Kings 2:19–25; 4:1–17 Elisha and the widow
Ephesians 4:25—5:14 Walking in love
Psalm 96 (morning)
Psalm 132; 134 (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.
2Kings 4:8–22, 32–37 Elisha raises a boy from the dead
Ephesians 5:15–33 Marriage and the Church
Psalm 116 (morning)
Psalm 26; 130 (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.
2Kings 4:38—5:8 Elisha purifies a deadly stew
Ephesians 6:1–24 The armor of God
Psalm 86 (morning)
Psalm 85 (morning)
Psalm 25; 40 (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.
2Kings 5:9–27 Naaman is healed of leprosy
Philippians 1:1–20 The advance of the Gospel
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, September 9, Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
1Kings 17:8–16 The widow of Zarephath
Galatians 5:25—6:10 Bear one another’s burdens
Matthew 6:24–34 Do not be anxious
601All Who Believe and Are Baptized
760What God Ordains Is Always Good
715Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
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.