Daily Devotion and Prayer for April 12th


This Daily Devotion covers the first five books of the Bible, Genesis through Deuteronomy also called the Books of Moses or the Pentateuch, in a period of one year in a Monday through Friday format, the Psalms and order of devotion follow those presented in The Treasury of Daily Prayer from Concordia Publishing House.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


     Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy!

     In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! 

     Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan,

     and he hears my voice. 

     Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;

     He will never permit the righteous to be moved. 

Psalm 134

1  A Song of Ascents.

Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,

who stand by night in the house of the LORD! 

2  Lift up your hands to the holy place

and bless the LORD! 

3  May the LORD bless you from Zion,

he who made heaven and earth! 

Reading Num 7:1-18

The Leaders Make Offerings

7 On the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle and appointed and consecrated it and all its vessels, and the altar and its vessels, and he appointed them and consecrated them, the leaders of Israel, the heads of ?the families?, presented an offering; they were the leaders of the tribes and were the ones in charge of the counting. They brought their offering before the presence of Yahweh, six covered utility carts and twelve cattle, a utility cart for two of the leaders, and a bull for each; and they presented them ?before? the tabernacle. Yahweh said to Moses, saying, ?Take them?, and they will be used to do the work of the tent of the assembly; and you will give them to the Levites, each ?according to his required service?.” So Moses took the utility carts and the cattle, and he gave them to the Levites. Two utility carts and four cattle he gave to the descendants of Gershon ?according to their required service?; and four utility carts and eight cattle he gave to the descendants of Merari ?according to their required service?, ?under the authority of? Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. But to the descendants of Kohath he did not give anything because the work of the sanctuary they carried upon them on their shoulders.

10 The leaders presented offerings for the dedication of the altar on the day of its anointing, and the leaders presented their offerings ?before? the altar. 11 Yahweh said to Moses, “?One leader for each day? will present their offering for the dedication of the altar.”

12 And it happened, the one who presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab from the tribe of Judah. 13 His offering was one plate of silver—its weight was one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, ?both of them? filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 14 one golden dish weighing ten shekels filled with incense; 15 ?one young bull?, one ram, one male lamb ?in its first year? as a burnt offering; 16 one he-goat as a sin offering; 17 and as a sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs ?a year old?. This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab.

18 On the second day Nethanel son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

     Almighty God, by the glorious resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ, You destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light.  Grant that we who have been raised with Him may abide in His presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Concluding Prayer

Heavenly Father, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts to direct and rule us according to Your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.