Prince of Peace in Prayer
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
September 23–29, 2018
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
Nehemiah 9:22–38 The Israelites confess their sin
1Timothy 6:3–21 Fight the good fight of 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.
Malachi 1:1–14 The Lord’s love for Israel
Matthew 3:1–17 John the Baptist prepares the way
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.
Malachi 2:1—3:5 The Lord rebukes the priests
Matthew 4:1–11 The temptation of Jesus
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.
Malachi 3:6—4:6 The great day of the Lord
Matthew 4:12–25 Jesus begins His ministry
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.
Deuteronomy 1:1–18 The command to leave Horeb
Matthew 5:1–20 The Beatitudes
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.
Deuteronomy 1:19–36 Israel refuses to enter the land
Matthew 5:21–48 Jesus teaches the Ten Commandments
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.
Deuteronomy 1:37—2:15 The penalty for Israel’s rebellion
Matthew 6:1–15 The Lord’s Prayer
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 30, Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Deuteronomy 10:12–21Circumcise your heart
1Corinthians 1:4–9Thanksgiving in Christ
Matthew 22:34–46The Great Commandment
718Jesus, Lead Thou On
694Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower
692Praise to You and Adoration
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.