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Prince of Peace in Prayer

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

September 30 — October 6, 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 2:16–37 Recounting wandering in the wilderness

Matthew 6:16–34 Living in faith   

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 3:1–29 Defeat of King Og

Matthew 7:1–12 The Father provides

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 4:1–20 Moses exhorts obedience 

Matthew 7:13–29 Building your house on the rock 

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 4:21–40 The Lord alone is God 

Matthew 8:1–17 Jesus heals a centurion’s servant 

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 5:1–21 The Ten Commandments

Matthew 8:18–34 The cost of following Jesus     

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 5:22—6:9 The Great Commandment  

Matthew 9:1–17 Jesus heals a paralytic  

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 6:10–25 The Lord’s promises

Matthew 9:18–38 Laborers for the harvest

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 7, Nineteenth 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

904 Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

708 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart

655Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word

 

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.