Daily Devotion and Prayer for March 2nd


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 116:1-9

1  I love the LORD,

because he has heard my voice

and my pleas for mercy. 

2  Because he inclined his ear to me,

therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 

3  The snares of death encompassed me;

the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;

I suffered distress and anguish. 

4  Then I called on the name of the LORD:

“O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!” 

5  Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;

our God is merciful. 

6  The LORD preserves the simple;

when I was brought low, he saved me. 

7  Return, O my soul, to your rest;

for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. 

8  For you have delivered my soul from death,

my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; 

9  I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 

Reading Lev 17:1-7

The Place of Sacrifice

17 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the ?Israelites?, and you shall say to them, ‘This is the word that Yahweh has commanded, saying, ?Any man? from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a sheep or a goat in the camp or who slaughters it ?outside the camp? and he does not bring it to the tent of assembly’s entrance to present an offering to Yahweh ?before? Yahweh’s tabernacle, then that man shall be accounted bloodguilty—he has poured out blood, and that man shall be cut off from the midst of his people. This is so that the ?Israelites? may bring their sacrifices that they are sacrificing ?in the open field? and bring them for Yahweh to the tent of assembly’s entrance to the priest, and they shall sacrifice fellowship offerings for Yahweh with them. And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on Yahweh’s altar at the tent of assembly’s entrance, and he shall ?burn? the fat as an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh. And ?they may no longer sacrifice? their sacrifices to the goat-idols after which they were prostituting. This is ?a lasting statute? for them ?throughout? their generations.” ’

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

     O God, Your Son shines with the brightness of the true Light.  Grant that as we have known the mysteries of that Light on earth we may also come to the fullness of His joys in heaven; through the same 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.