+ 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 A Psalm of David. O LORD,
who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
3 who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4 in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the LORD;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.
Reading Ex 35:1-15
Preparation of Materials and People for Building
35 And Moses assembled all the community of the ?Israelites?, and he said to them, “These are the words that Yahweh has commanded for us to do them. 2 On six days work can be done, and on the seventh there will be for you a holy day, a ?Sabbath of complete rest?, for Yahweh; anyone doing work on it will be put to death. 3 You will not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the day of the Sabbath.”
4 And Moses said to all the community of the ?Israelites?, saying, “This is the word that Yahweh has commanded, saying, 5 ‘Take from among you a contribution for Yahweh, anyone willing of heart, let him bring Yahweh’s contribution—gold and silver and bronze, 6 and blue and purple and crimson yarns, and fine linen and goat hair, 7 and red-dyed ram skins, and fine leather, and acacia wood, 8 and oil for the lamp, balsam oils for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, 9 onyx stones and stones for mountings on the ephod and the breast piece.
10 “And let all the skilled of heart among you come and make all that Yahweh has commanded: 11 The tabernacle, its tent, and its covering; its clasps and its frames; its bars, its pillars, and its bases; 12 the ark and its poles; the atonement cover and the curtain of the screen; 13 the table and its poles and all its equipment; and the bread of the presence; 14 and lampstand of the light and its equipment and its lamps and the oil for the light; 15 and the altar of incense and its poles; and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense and the entrance curtain for the entrance of the tabernacle;
O God, Your almighty power is made known chiefly in showing mercy. Grant us the fulness of Your grace that we may be called to repentance and made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, 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.