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Prince of Peace in Prayer

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

September 23–29, 2018

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

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)

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

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)


Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

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)

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

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)

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 1:1–18 The command to leave Horeb  

Matthew 5:1–20 The Beatitudes   

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 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)

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 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

Readings

Deuteronomy 10:12–21Circumcise your heart

1Corinthians 1:4–9Thanksgiving in Christ

Matthew 22:34–46The Great Commandment

 

Hymns

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.