Prince of Peace in Prayer

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

September 24–30, 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

Nehemiah 9:22–38 The Israelites confess their sin  

1Timothy 6:3–21 Fight the good fight of faith  

Psalm 67 (morning)

Psalm 46; 93 (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 51 (morning)

Psalm 85; 47 (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 54 (morning)

Psalm 28; 99 (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 65 (morning)

Psalm 125; 91 (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 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 1:19–36 Israel refuses to enter the land

Matthew 5:21–48 Jesus teaches the Ten Commandments  

Psalm 86 (morning)

Psalm 6; 19 (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 122 (morning)

Psalm 141; 90 (evening)

Luther Sermon Excerpt

But it is one thing to have possessions and another to serve them; to have mammon, and to make a god out of it. Job also was wealthy, he had great possessions and was more powerful than all who lived in the East, as we read in the first part of the book of Job: yet he says, in Job 31:24–25: “If I have made gold my hope, and said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; have I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much?” (Church Postils, Trinity 15)

 

Preparing for Sunday, October 1, Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

 

Readings

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

Hymns

752 Be Still, My Soul

758 The Will of God Is Always Best

933 My Soul Rejoices

697 Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death

742 For Me to Live Is Jesus                 

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.