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:
For the joy of the resurrection among us; for the fruit of faith nourished by the Word and the Sacraments.
1Samuel 20:1–23 Jonathan warns David
Acts 28:16–31 Paul in Rome
Psalm 110 (morning)
Psalm 66; 23 (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.
1Samuel 20:24–42 Saul attempts to kill David
1Corinthians 1:1–25 Divisions in the church
Psalm 62 (morning)
Psalm 73; 8 (evening)
For deliverance against temptation and evil; for the addicted and despairing, the tortured and oppressed; for those struggling with sin.
1Samuel 24:1–22 David spares Saul’s life
1Corinthians 1:26—2:16 Proclaiming Christ crucified
Psalm 13 (morning)
Psalm 36; 5 (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.
1Samuel 25:1–22 David and Abigail
1Corinthians 3:1–23 Divisions in the church
Psalm 96 (morning)
Psalm 132; 134 (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.
1Samuel 25:23–44 David and Abigail
1Corinthians 4:1–21 The ministry of the apostles
Psalm 116 (morning)
Psalm 26; 130 (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.
1Samuel 26:1–25 David spares Saul again
1Corinthians 5:1–13 Sexual immorality defiles the church
Psalm 85 (morning)
Psalm 25; 40 (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.
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
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
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.