+ 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.
4 Turn, O LORD, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?
6 I am weary with my moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my plea;
the LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.
Reading Ex 37:10-29
Making the Table and the Lampstand
10 And he made the table of acacia wood, two cubits its length and a cubit its width and a cubit and a half its height. 11 And he overlaid it with pure gold, and he made for it a gold molding all around. 12 And he made for it a handbreadth rim all around, and he made a gold molding for its rim all around. 13 And he cast for it four gold rings, and he put the rings on the four corners where its four ?legs? were. 14 The rings were near the rim as ?holders? for the poles to carry the table. 15 And he made the poles of acacia wood, and he overlaid them with gold to carry the table. 16 And he made the vessels that were on the table—its plates and its ladles, and its bowls and its pitchers with which libations were poured—of pure gold.
17 And he made the lampstand of pure gold; he made the lampstand of hammered work—its base and its branch, its cups, its buds, and its blossoms were ?all part of it?. 18 And six branches were going out from its sides, three branches of the lampstand from its one side and three branches of the lampstand from its second side. 19 Three almond-flower cups were on the one branch with a bud and a blossom, and three almond-flower cups were on the one branch with a bud and a blossom—likewise for the six branches going out from the lampstand. 20 And on the lampstand were four almond-flower cups, with its buds and its blossoms. 21 And a bud was under the two branches that came from it, and a bud under the two branches from it, and a bud under the two branches from it, likewise for the six branches coming out from the lampstand. 22 Their buds and their branches were from it, all of it one piece of pure gold, hammered work. 23 And he made its seven lamps and its snuffers and its fire pans of pure gold. 24 He made it from a talent of pure gold and all its pieces of equipment.
Making the Incense Altar and Anointing Oil
25 And he made the incense altar of acacia wood, a cubit its length and a cubit its width—a square—and two cubits its height; its horns were ?of one piece with it?. 26 And he overlaid it with pure gold—its top and its sides all around and its horns—and he made for it a gold molding all around. 27 And he made for it two gold rings under its molding ?on two opposite sides? as ?holders? for poles to carry it with them. 28 And he made the poles of acacia wood, and he overlaid them with gold. 29 And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure fragrant incense—work of a perfumer.
Almighty God, You turned the heart of him who persecuted the Church and by his preaching caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world. Grant us ever to rejoice in the saving light of Your Gospel and following the example of the apostle Paul, to spread it to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, 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.