Prince of Peace in Prayer

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

July 30—August 6, 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

1Samuel 15:10–35 The Lord rejects Saul  

Acts 24:24—25:12 Paul appeals to Caesar

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

1Samuel 16:1–23 David anointed king

Acts 25:13–27 Paul before Agrippa and Bernice

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

1Samuel 17:1–19 David and Goliath

Acts 26:1–23 Paul’s defense before Agrippa

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

1Samuel 17:20–47 David and Goliath

Acts 26:24—27:8 Paul sails for Rome

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

1Samuel 17:48—18:9  Saul’s jealousy of David

Acts 27:9–26 A storm at sea  

Psalm 143 (morning)

Psalm 81; 116 (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

1Samuel 18:10–30 David marries Michal

Acts 27:27–44 The boat is shipwrecked   

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

1Samuel 19:1–24 Saul tries to kill David  

Acts 28:1–15 Paul on Malta    

Psalm 122 (morning)

Psalm 141; 90 (evening)

Luther Sermon Excerpt

Pray thus: Oh my God, thou hast placed Christ, thine only beloved Son, before me as an example, so that I might lead a like life; but I am not able to do this. O my God, change me, grant me thy grace! God then comes and says: Behold, since you know yourself and seek grace from me, I will change you and do as you desire. And though you are not so perfect as Christ, as indeed thou should be, I shall nevertheless have my Son’s life and perfection cover your imperfections. So you see we must always have something to keep us in the right humility and fear. (Church Postils, Trinity 6)

Preparing for Sunday, August 6, Eighth Sunday after Trinity

 

Readings

Jeremiah 23:16–29 False prophets

Romans 8:12–17 Heirs with Christ

Matthew 7:15–23 A tree and its fruit

Hymns

912 Christ Is Our Cornerstone

745 In God, My Faithful God

655 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word                                                              

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.