Prince of Peace in Prayer

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

October 8–14, 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 7:1–19 A chosen people

Matthew 10:1–23 Jesus calls the apostles  

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

Deuteronomy 8:1–20 Remember the Lord your God

Matthew 10:24–42 Instruction to the apostles

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

Deuteronomy 9:1–22 Not because of righteousness

Matthew 11:1–19 Messengers from John the Baptist  

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

Deuteronomy 9:23—10:22 The Golden Calf

Matthew 11:20–30 I will give you rest

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

Deuteronomy 11:1–25 Love and serve the Lord

Matthew 12:1–21 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath     

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

Deuteronomy 11:26—12:12 The Lord’s chosen place of worship

Matthew 12:22–37 Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit  

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

Deuteronomy 12:13–32 Warning against idolatry

Matthew 12:38–50 The sign of Jonah

Psalm 104 (morning)

Psalm 118; 111 (evening)

Luther Sermon Excerpt

The sum of this Gospel then is: Love and necessity control all law; and there should be no law that cannot be enforced and applied in love. If it cannot, then let it be done away with, even though an angel from heaven had promulgated it. All this is intended to help and strengthen our hearts and consciences. In this way our Lord himself teaches us how we should humble ourselves and be subject one to another. (Church Postils, Trinity 17)

 

 

Preparing for Sunday, October 15, Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

 

Readings

Deuteronomy 10:12–21 Circumcise your heart

1Corinthians 1:4–9 Thanksgiving in Christ

Matthew 22:34–46 The Great Commandment

Hymns

803 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

694 Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower

919 Abide, O Dearest 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.