Daily Devotion and Prayer for April 4th, 2024

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The Genealogy of David – These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah; these three were born to him from Bathshua the Canaanite. Now Er, Judah’s firstborn, was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and he put him to death. And Tamar his daughter-in-law bore Perez and Zerah to him. The sons of Judah were five in all….

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 114

1  When Israel went out from Egypt,

the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 

2  Judah became his sanctuary,

Israel his dominion. 

3  The sea looked and fled;

Jordan turned back. 

4  The mountains skipped like rams,

the hills like lambs. 

5  What ails you, O sea, that you flee?

O Jordan, that you turn back? 

6  O mountains, that you skip like rams?

O hills, like lambs? 

7  Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,

at the presence of the God of Jacob, 

8  who turns the rock into a pool of water,

the flint into a spring of water. 

Reading for Thursday April 4th      2 Chronicles 2:1-23

The Genealogy of David

2 These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah; these three were born to him from Bathshua the Canaanite. Now Er, Judah’s firstborn, was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and he put him to death. And Tamar his daughter-in-law bore Perez and Zerah to him. The sons of Judah were five in all.

The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul. The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five in all. The son of Carmi: Achar, the troubler of Israel, who acted unfaithfully in the matter of the devoted thing. And the son of Ethan was Azariah.

The sons of Hezron who were born to him: Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb. 10 And Ram fathered Amminadab, and Amminadab fathered Nahshon, prince of the sons of Judah. 11 And Nahshon fathered Salma, and Salma fathered Boaz. 12 And Boaz fathered Obed, and Obed fathered Jesse. 13 And Jesse fathered Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, Shimea the third, 14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh. 16 And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three. 17 And Abigail bore Amasa, and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

18 And Caleb the son of Hezron fathered children by Azubah his wife and by Jerioth. And these were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 And when Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrathah, and she bore Hur to him. 20 And Hur fathered Uri, and Uri fathered Bezalel.

21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Makir the father of Gilead. And he married her when he was ?sixty years old?. And she bore Segub to him. 22 And Segub fathered Jair, and he had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23 And Geshur and Aram took Havvoth-Jair from them, Kenath and its villages, sixty cities. All these were the ?descendants? of Makir, the father of Gilead.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

   Almighty God, through Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life.  We humbly pray that we may live before You in Righteousness and purity forever; 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.