Prince of Peace in Prayer

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

August 20—August 26, 2017

This week please pray for:

§  those celebrating birthdays:

§  those celebrating anniversaries:

Sunday

Prayers

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

Readings

1Samuel 12:1–25 Samuel’s farewell address    

1Corinthians 12:1–13 Gifts given to the Body of Christ  

Psalm 103 (morning)

Psalm 117; 139 (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

1Kings 21:1–4, 15–35 Naboth’s vineyard

1Corinthians 12:14–31 One body, many members

Psalm 5 (morning)

Psalm 84; 29 (evening)

Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

1Kings 2:1–27 David instructs Solomon

1Corinthians 13:1–13 The way of love

Psalm 42 (morning)

Psalm 102; 133 (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

1Kings 3:1–15 Solomon’s prayer for wisdom  

2Corinthians 1:1–22 God gives comfort

Psalm 89:1–18 (morning)

Psalm 1; 33 (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

1Kings 5:1–18 Preparations for building the temple

2Corinthians 1:23—2:17 Forgiving those who sin  

Psalm 97 (morning)

Psalm 16; 62 (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

1Kings 7:51—8:21 The Ark of the Covenant is brought into the temple

2Corinthians 3:1–18 Ministers of the new covenant  

Psalm 51 (morning)

Psalm 142; 65 (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

1Kings 8:22–30, 46–63 Solomon’s prayer of dedication  

2Corinthians 4:1–18 Treasures in jars of clay

Psalm 104 (morning)

Psalm 118; 111 (evening)

Luther Sermon Excerpt

But believers in God risk all in him and transfer all things into his care, for him to do according to his pleasure, and think thus: God has given you your home and wife, you have not produced them Yourself; now because they are God's, I will entrust them all to his care, he will keep them from all harm. I must otherwise leave all at any rate, therefore I will bravely trust him with them, and for his sake give up all I have. If God wants me here, he will give me other treasures, for he has promised to give enough for this life and for the life to come. If he does not want me here, I owe him a death, which will bring me into eternal life; when he calls me, I will go trusting in his Word. (Church Postils, Trinity 10)

Preparing for Sunday, August 27, Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

 

Readings

Genesis 4:1–15 Cain and Abel

1Corinthians 15:1–10 The resurrection of Christ

Luke 18:9–14 The parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin

Hymns

433 Glory Be to Jesus

559 Oh, How Great Is Your Compassion

744 Amazing Grace

566 By Grace I'm Saved                                                              

Luther’s Morning Prayer

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept 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 this day; 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.