Prince of Peace in Prayer

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

August 6—August 12, 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 20:1–23 Jonathan warns David   

Acts 28:16–31 Paul in Rome  

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

1Samuel 20:24–42 Saul attempts to kill David

1Corinthians 1:1–25 Divisions in the church

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

1Samuel 24:1–22 David spares Saul’s life

1Corinthians 1:26—2:16 Proclaiming Christ crucified

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

1Samuel 25:1–22 David and Abigail

1Corinthians 3:1–23 Divisions in the church

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

1Samuel 25:23–44  David and Abigail

1Corinthians 4:1–21 The ministry of the apostles  

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

1Samuel 26:1–25 David spares Saul again

1Corinthians 5:1–13 Sexual immorality defiles the church   

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

1Samuel 28:3–25 Saul and the medium of Endor  

1Corinthians 6:1–20 Lawsuits against each other     

Psalm 61 (morning)

Psalm 138; 98 (evening)

Luther Sermon Excerpt

Now this Gospel here overthrows the very foundation of popery and of all councils, for we are not bound to keep what the Pope commands and men decree. Therefore I say again, firmly grasp what this Gospel teaches, for the authority has never been given either to the Pope or councils, or anyone else, to sit and determine what is faith. For Christ says: “Beware of false prophets.” (Church Postils, Trinity 8)

 

 

Preparing for Sunday, August 13, Ninth Sunday after Trinity

 

Readings

2Samuel 22:26–34 David’s song of deliverance

1Corinthians 10:6–13 Warning against idolatry

Luke 16:1–9 The parable of the dishonest manager

Hymns

384 Of the Father’s Love Begotten

730 What Is the World To Me

718 Jesus, Lead Thou On

611 Chief of Sinners Though I Be                                                              

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.