Prince of Peace In Prayer

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

October 22–28, 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 21:1–23 Atonement for unsolved murders

Matthew 16:1–12 The leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees    

Psalm 67 (morning)

Psalm 46; 93 (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 24:10—25:10 Laws concerning various matters

Matthew 16:13–28 Peter confesses Jesus as Christ

Psalm 51 (morning)

Psalm 85; 47 (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 25:17—26:19 Offerings to the Lord

Matthew 17:1–13 The transfiguration of Jesus    

Psalm 54 (morning)

Psalm 28; 99 (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 27:1–26 The altar on Mount Ebal

Matthew 17:14–27 Jesus heals a boy with a demon

Psalm 65 (morning)

Psalm 125; 91 (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 28:1–22 Blessings in faithfulness to God

Matthew 18:1–20 Serving one another in the Church     

Psalm 36 (morning)

Psalm 80; 27 (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 29:1–29 The covenant renewed at Moab 

Matthew 18:21–35 The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant 

Psalm 86 (morning)

Psalm 6; 19 (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 30:1–20 Repentance and forgiveness

Matthew 19:1–15 Teaching about divorce

Psalm 122 (morning)

Psalm 141; 90 (evening)

Luther Sermon Excerpt

There is no greater theme for a preacher than the grace of God and the forgiveness of sin, yet we are such wicked people, that, when we have once heard or read it, we think we know it, are immediately masters and doctors, keep looking for something greater, as though we had done everything, and thus we made new factions and division. (Church Postils, Trinity 19)

 

 

Preparing for Sunday, October 29, Reformation Day [Observed]

 

Readings

Revelation 14:6–7 An eternal Gospel

Romans 3:19–28 The righteousness of God through faith

Matthew 11:12–19 Jesus teaches of John the Baptist

Hymns

657 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

555 Salvation unto Us Has Come

566 By Grace I’m Saved

         637 Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord

655 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word

794 The Lord, My God, Be Praised

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.