Prince of Peace in Prayer
Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
September 24–30, 2017
This week please pray for:
§ those celebrating birthdays:
§ those celebrating anniversaries:
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
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)
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.
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)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
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)
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.
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)
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.
Deuteronomy 1:1–18 The command to leave Horeb
Matthew 5:1–20 The Beatitudes
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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.