Daily Devotion and Prayer for April 24th, 2024

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David and His Mighty Men at Ziklag Now these are the ones who came to David at Ziklag while he was still shut up because ?of Saul?, the son of Kish. And they were the mighty warriors helping with the war. They were armed with the bow, able to shoot right-handed or left-handed, slinging stones or shooting arrows with the bow; they were kinsmen of Saul from Benjamin…

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 19:7-14

7  The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul;

the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 

8  the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 

9  the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;

the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. 

10  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. 

11  Moreover, by them is your servant warned;

in keeping them there is great reward. 

12  Who can discern his errors?

Declare me innocent from hidden faults. 

13  Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;

let them not have dominion over me!

Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. 

14  Let the words of my mouth

and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD,

my rock and my redeemer. 

Reading for Wednesday April 24th      2 Chronicles 12:1-16

David and His Mighty Men at Ziklag

12 Now these are the ones who came to David at Ziklag while he was still shut up because ?of Saul?, the son of Kish. And they were the mighty warriors helping with the war. They were armed with the bow, able to shoot right-handed or left-handed, slinging stones or shooting arrows with the bow; they were kinsmen of Saul from Benjamin. The leader was Ahiezer, then Jehoash, sons of Shemaah the Gibeonite; Jeiel and Pelet, sons of Azmaveth; Beracah; Jehu the Anathothite; Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty warrior among the thirty who was over the thirty; Jeremiah; Jahaziel; Johanan; Jozabad the Gederathite; 5 Eluzai; Jerimoth; Bealiah; Shemariah; Shephatiah the Hariphite; Elkanah, Isshiah, Azarel, Joezer, and Jashobeam the Korahites; Joelah and Zebadiah, sons of Jeroham from the Gedor.

And from the Gadites, valiant mighty warriors, ?soldiers fit for war?, expert with shield and spear, defected to David at the fortress toward the wilderness. And ?they had faces like lions? and were swift as gazelles upon the mountains. Ezer the chief, Obadiah second, Eliab third, 10 Mishmannah fourth, Jeremiah fifth, 11 Attai sixth, Eliel seventh, 12 Jehonan eighth, Elzabad ninth, 13 Jeremiah tenth, Macbannai eleventh. 14 These were the sons of Gad, leaders of the army. The smallest one was as a hundred, and the greatest as a thousand. 15 These were they who crossed the Jordan in the first month, when it was filled over all its banks. And they put to flight all who were in the valley to the east and to the west.

16 And some of the sons of Benjamin and from Judah came to the fortress, to David.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

    Almighty God, You have built Your Church on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.  Continue to send Your messengers to preserve Your people in true peace that, by the preaching of Your Word, You Church may be kept free from all harm and danger; 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.