Daily Devotion and Prayer for April 17th, 2024

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The Descendants of Asher The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. 31 The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malkiel, who was the father of Birzayith. 32 And Heber fathered Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua. 33 The sons of Japhlet: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were the sons of Japhlet. 34 The sons of Shemer: Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram…

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

Amen.

     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 84:1-4

1  How lovely is your dwelling place,

O LORD of hosts! 

2  My soul longs, yes, faints

for the courts of the LORD;

my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. 

3  Even the sparrow finds a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may lay her young,

at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. 

4  Blessed are those who dwell in your house,

ever singing your praise! Selah 

Reading for Wednesday April 17th      2 Chronicles 7:30-8:13

The Descendants of Asher

30 The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. 31 The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malkiel, who was the father of Birzayith. 32 And Heber fathered Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua. 33 The sons of Japhlet: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were the sons of Japhlet. 34 The sons of Shemer: Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 35 The sons of Helem his brother: Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36 The sons of Zophah: Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera. 38 The sons of Jether: Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara. 39 The sons of Ulla: Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia. 40 All of these were the sons of Asher, heads of the house of the fathers, chosen mighty warriors, heads of the princes. And their number enrolled by genealogy, in the army for the war, was twenty-six thousand men.

The Genealogy of Saul

8 Now Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. And Bela had sons: Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram. And these are the sons of Ehud (these were heads of the ?families? for the inhabitants of Geba, and they took them away to Manahath): Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, who took them away. And he fathered Uzza and Ahihud. And Shaharaim fathered children in the fields of Moab after he had sent them away—Hushim and Baara, his wives. And he fathered by Hodesh his wife Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sakia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of the ?families?. 11 And by Husham he fathered Abitub and Elpaal. 12 The sons of Elpaal: Eber, Misham, Shemed (he built Ono and Lod with ?its towns?), 13 and Beriah and Shema who were the heads of the ?families? of the inhabitants of Aijalon (they themselves chased away the inhabitants of Gath).

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

   Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us Your gifts of faith, hope and love that we may receive the forgiveness You have promised and love what You have commanded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, 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.