Prince of Peace in Prayer

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

October 1–7, 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

Deuteronomy 2:16–37 Recounting wandering in the wilderness

Matthew 6:16–34 Living in faith  

Psalm 110 (morning)

Psalm 66; 23 (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

Deuteronomy 3:1–29 Defeat of King Og

Matthew 7:1–12 The Father provides

Psalm 62 (morning)

Psalm 73; 8 (evening)

 

Tuesday

Prayers

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

Readings

Deuteronomy 4:1–20 Moses exhorts obedience

Matthew 7:13–29 Building your house on the rock

Psalm 13 (morning)

Psalm 36; 5 (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

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)

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 5:1–21 The Ten Commandments

Matthew 8:18–34 The cost of following Jesus     

Psalm 116 (morning)

Psalm 26; 130 (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 5:22—6:9 The Great Commandment

Matthew 9:1–17 Jesus heals a paralytic  

Psalm 85 (morning)

Psalm 25; 40 (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 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

 

Readings

Proverbs 25:6–14 Do not exalt yourself

Ephesians 4:1–6 Unity in the Body of Christ

Luke 14:1–11 Humble yourself

Hymns

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.