Daily Devotion and Prayer for July 11th


Reading Deut 14 “You are children of Yahweh your God; therefore you must not gash yourself, and ?you must not make your forehead bald? for the dead. For you are a people holy to Yahweh your God, and you Yahweh has chosen to be a treasured possession from among all of the peoples that are on the surface of the earth….

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. 

Psalm 5:1-8

1  To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning. 

2  Give attention to the sound of my cry,

my King and my God, for to you do I pray. 

3  O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;

in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. 

4  For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;

evil may not dwell with you. 

5  The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;

you hate all evildoers. 

6  You destroy those who speak lies;

the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. 

7  But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house.

I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. 

8  Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness

because of my enemies; make your way straight before me. 

Reading Deut 14

14 “You are children of Yahweh your God; therefore you must not gash yourself, and ?you must not make your forehead bald? for the dead. For you are a people holy to Yahweh your God, and you Yahweh has chosen to be a treasured possession from among all of the peoples that are on the surface of the earth.

You shall not eat any detestable thing. These are the animals you may eat: ox, ?sheep, goats?, deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep. And any animal having a split hoof and so ?a dividing of the hoof into two parts? ?and that chews the cud? among the animals—that animal you may eat. Only these you may not eat from ?those chewing the cud? and from ?those having a division of the hoof?: the camel and the hare and the coney, because ?they chew the cud?, but they do not divide the hoof; they are therefore unclean for you. And also the pig ?because it has a division of the hoof? ?but does not chew the cud?; it is unclean for you; from their meat you shall not eat, and you shall not touch their ?carcasses?.

“This is what you shall eat from all that is in the water: ?everything? ?that has fins and scales? you may eat. 10 But ?anything that does not have? fins and scales, you may not eat, for it is unclean for you.

11 “All of the birds that are clean you may eat. 12 Now these are the ones you shall not eat ?any of them?: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle, 13 and the red kite and the black kite or ?any kind of falcon?, 14 and any kind of crow according to its kind, 15 and the ?ostrich? and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind, 16 the little owl and the great owl and the barn owl, 17 and the desert owl and the carrion vulture and the cormorant, 18 and the stork and the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat. 19 And also all of ?the winged insects?; they are unclean for you; you shall not eat them. 20 You may eat any clean bird.

21 “You shall not eat any carcass; you may give it to the alien who is in your ?towns?, and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people for Yahweh your God; you may not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.

22 “Certainly you must give a tithe of all the yield of your seed, ?which comes forth from your field year after year?. 23 And you shall eat ?before? Yahweh your God in the place that he will choose to make to dwell his name there the tithe of your grain, your wine and your olive oil and the firstling of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to revere Yahweh your God ?always?. 24 But if ?the distance is too great for you?, so that you are not able to transport it, because the place that Yahweh your God will choose to set his name there, it is too far from you, when Yahweh your God will bless you, 25 then in that case ?you may exchange for money?, and you shall take the money to your hand and go to the place that Yahweh your God will choose. 26 You may spend the money for anything ?that you desire?, for oxen or for sheep or for wine or for strong drink or for anything ?that you desire?, and you shall eat it there ?before? Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. 27 And as to the Levite who is in your ?towns?, you shall not neglect him, because there is not a plot of ground for him and an inheritance along with you.

28 “At the end of three years you shall bring out all of the tithe of your yield for that year, and you shall store it in your ?towns?. 29 And so the Levite may come, because there is no plot of ground for him or an inheritance with you, and the alien also may come and the orphan and the widow that are in your ?towns?, and ?they may eat their fill?, so that Yahweh your God may bless you in all of the work of your hand that you undertake.”

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

     O almighty and most merciful God, at the apostolic council, You gave Peter the courage to represent Paul and gave James the wisdom to show from Scripture that the Gentiles are also called by Your name.  May Your Church continue boldly to proclaim that salvation is by grace through faith and not by works of Law; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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.