Prince of Peace in Prayer
Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
2Kings 6:1–23 Horses and chariots of fire
Philippians 1:21—2:11 Christ the humble servant
Psalm 19 (morning)
Psalm 81; 113 (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.
2Kings 9:1-13; 10:18-29 Jehu anointed king of Israel
Philippians 2:12-30 Being light in the world
Psalm 136 (morning)
Psalm 97; 112 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
2Chronicles 32:1-22 Sennacherib invades Judah
Colossians 1:1-23 The preeminence of Christ
Psalm 123 (morning)
Psalm 30; 86 (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.
2Chronicles 33:1-25 Manasseh reigns in Judah
Colossians 1:24—2:7 Paul’s ministry to the Church
Psalm 15 (morning)
Psalm 48; 4 (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.
2Chronicles 34:1-4, 8-11, 14-33 The Book of the Law is found
Colossians 2:8-23 Alive in Christ
Psalm 36 (morning)
Psalm 80; 27 (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 130 (morning)
Psalm 32; 139 (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.
2Chronicles 35:1-7, 16-25 Josiah keeps the Passover
Colossians 3:1-25 Put on the new self
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, September 16, Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
1Kings 17:17–24 Elijah raises the widow’s son
Ephesians 3:13–21 Spiritual strength
Luke 7:11–17 Jesus raises a widow’s son
752Be Still, My Soul
758The Will of God Is Always Best
742For Me to Live Is Jesus
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.