Prince of Peace in Prayer
Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
October 1–7, 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.
Deuteronomy 2:16–37 Recounting wandering in the wilderness
Matthew 6:16–34 Living in faith
Psalm 110 (morning)
Psalm 66; 23 (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.
Deuteronomy 3:1–29 Defeat of King Og
Matthew 7:1–12 The Father provides
Psalm 62 (morning)
Psalm 73; 8 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Deuteronomy 4:1–20 Moses exhorts obedience
Matthew 7:13–29 Building your house on the rock
Psalm 13 (morning)
Psalm 36; 5 (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.
Deuteronomy 4:21–40 The Lord alone is God
Matthew 8:1–17 Jesus heals a centurion’s servant
Psalm 96 (morning)
Psalm 132; 134 (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 5:1–21 The Ten Commandments
Matthew 8:18–34 The cost of following Jesus
Psalm 116 (morning)
Psalm 26; 130 (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 5:22—6:9 The Great Commandment
Matthew 9:1–17 Jesus heals a paralytic
Psalm 85 (morning)
Psalm 25; 40 (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 6:10–25 The Lord’s promises
Matthew 9:18–38 Laborers for the harvest
Psalm 61 (morning)
Psalm 138; 98 (evening)
Luther Sermon Excerpt
If you are so deep in sin that your heart denies you all grace and the mercy of God and makes you think there is no hope for you, as many consciences are ensnared by such anxiety and distress; then turn about and look here how friendly and graciously God allows himself to be pictured by Christ in this Gospel; that you may observe that he means it well with you from his heart; and that he is not here either to condemn or excommunicate you, but to preserve your soul forever. (Church Postils, Trinity 16)
Preparing for Sunday, October 8, Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Proverbs 25:6–14 Do not exalt yourself
Ephesians 4:1–6 Unity in the Body of Christ
Luke 14:1–11 Humble yourself
596 All Christians Who Have Been Baptized
557 Seek Where You May to Find a Way
698 May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill
680 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise
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.