Daily Devotion and Prayer for April 5th, 2024

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2 Chronicles 2:24-55 – And after the death of Hezron in Caleb-Ephrathah, Abijah the wife of Hezron bore to him Ashhur, the father of Tekoa. 25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were Ram his firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26 And Jerahmeel had another wife, and her name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam. 27 The sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28 And the sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. And the sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur…

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 145:1-9

1  I will extol you, my God and King,

and bless your name forever and ever. 

2  Every day I will bless you

and praise your name forever and ever. 

3  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,

and his greatness is unsearchable. 

4  One generation shall commend your works to another,

and shall declare your mighty acts. 

5  On the glorious splendor of your majesty,

and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. 

6  They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,

and I will declare your greatness. 

7  They shall pour forth the fame

of your abundant goodness

and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. 

8  The LORD is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 

9  The LORD is good to all,

and his mercy is over all that he has made. 

Reading for Friday April 5th      2 Chronicles 2:24-55

24 And after the death of Hezron in Caleb-Ephrathah, Abijah the wife of Hezron bore to him Ashhur, the father of Tekoa.

25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were Ram his firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26 And Jerahmeel had another wife, and her name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam. 27 The sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28 And the sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. And the sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur. 29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bore to him Ahban and Molid. 30 And the sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim. And Seled died without children. 31 And the sons of Appaim: Ishi. The sons of Ishi: Sheshan. The sons of Sheshan: Ahlai. 32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai: Jether and Jonathan. And Jether died without children. 33 And the sons of Jonathan: Peleth and Zaza. These were the children of Jerahmeel. 34 And Sheshan had no sons, only daughters, but Sheshan had an Egyptian slave, and his name was Jarha. 35 So Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his slave for a wife, and she bore to him Attai. 36 And Attai fathered Nathan, and Nathan fathered Zabad. 37 And Zabad fathered Ephlal, and Ephlal fathered Obed. 38 And Obed fathered Jehu, and Jehu fathered Azariah. 39 And Azariah fathered Helez, and Helez fathered Eleasah. 40 And Eleasah fathered Sismai, and Sismai fathered Shallum. 41 And Shallum fathered Jekamiah, and Jekamiah fathered Elishama.

42 And the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha his firstborn; he was the father of Ziph. The sons of Mareshah: Hebron. 43 And the sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44 And Shema fathered Raham, the father of Jorkeam. And Rekem fathered Shammai. 45 And the son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth-Zur. 46 And Ephah, the concubine of Caleb, gave birth to Haran, Moza, and Gazez. And Haran fathered Gazez. 47 And the sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48 Maacah, the concubine of Caleb, gave birth to Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 She also gave birth to Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea; and the daughter of Caleb was Acsah. 50 These were the ?descendants? of Caleb.

The sons of Hur the firstborn of Ephrathah: Shobal the father of Kiriath-Jearim, 51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth-Gader. 52 And Shobal the father of Kiriath-Jearim had other sons: Haroeh, half of the Menuhoth. 53 And the families of Kiriath-Jearim: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these descended the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites. 54 The sons of Salma: Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Ataroth-Beth-Joab, and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites. 55 And the families of the scribes who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. These were the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Recab.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

   Almighty God, You show those in error the light of Your truth so that they may return to the way of righteousness.  Grant faithfulness to all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s Church that they may avoid whatever is contrary to their confession and follow all such things as are pleasing to You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, 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.