+ DAILY PRAYER +
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.
1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the LORD is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
7 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
Reading Lev 8:1-13
Installing the Priests
8 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering and the two rams and the basket of the unleavened bread, 3 and summon all of the community to the entrance to the tent of assembly.” 4 So Moses did just as Yahweh commanded him, and the community gathered by the entrance to the tent of assembly.
5 Then Moses said to the community, “This is the word that Yahweh has commanded to be done.”
6 So Moses brought Aaron and his sons near, and he washed them with water. 7 Then he put the tunic on him and tied the sash around him; then he clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him; then he tied the ephod’s waistband around him and fastened the ephod to him with it. 8 Then he placed the breastpiece on him and put the Urim and the Thummim into the breastpiece; 9 and he placed the turban on his head, and on ?the front of? the turban he placed the gold rosette, the holy diadem, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and he consecrated them. 11 And he spattered ?part of? it on the altar seven times—thus he anointed the altar and all of its utensils, and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them. 12 Then he poured out ?part of? the anointing oil on Aaron’s head—thus he anointed him in order to consecrate him. 13 Then Moses brought Aaron’s sons near and clothed them with tunics and tied a sash around ?each one?, and he bound headbands on them, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Triune God, whose very name is holy, teach us to be faithful hearers and learners of Your Word, fervent in the Spirit as Apollos was, that we may teach it correctly against those who have been led astray into falsehood and error and that we might follow the example of Aquila and Priscilla for the good of the Church You established here and entrusted into our humble care; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God now and forever.
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.