Prince of Peace in Prayer
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
October 15–21, 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 13:1–18 Warning against idolatry
Matthew 13:1–23 Parables of Jesus
Psalm 19 (morning)
Psalm 81; 113 (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 14:1–2, 22–23; 14:28—15:15 Clean and unclean food
Matthew 13:24–43 Parables of Jesus
Psalm 136 (morning)
Psalm 97; 112 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
Deuteronomy 15:19—16:22 Festivals of the Lord
Matthew 13:44–58 Jesus is rejected in Nazareth
Psalm 123 (morning)
Psalm 30; 86 (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 17:1–20 Forbidden forms of worship
Matthew 14:1–21 The death of John the Baptist
Psalm 15 (morning)
Psalm 48; 4 (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 18:1–22 Provisions for priests and Levites
Matthew 14:22–36 Jesus walks on water
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 19:1–20 Cities of refuge
Matthew 15:1–20 What defiles a person
Psalm 130 (morning)
Psalm 32; 139 (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 20:1–20 Laws concerning warfare
Matthew 15:21–39 The faith of a Canaanite woman
Psalm 56 (morning)
Psalm 100; 62 (evening)
Luther Sermon Excerpt
True love to God does not act in this way, but in the heart it thinks and with the lips says: Lord God, I am thy creature; do with me as thou wilt; it matters not to me. I am ever thine, that I know; and if thou desirest, I will die this very hour or suffer any great misfortune; I will cheerfully do so from my heart. (Church Postils, Trinity 18)
Preparing for Sunday, October 22, Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Genesis 28:10–17 Jacob’s dream
Ephesians 4:22–28 New life in Christ
Matthew 9:1–8 Jesus heals a paralytic
611 Chief of Sinners Though I Be
708 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart
748 I’m But a Stranger Here
553 O Christ, Our Hope, Our Hearts’ Desire
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.