Daily Devotion and Prayer for May 16th, 2024

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Leaders of the Tribes and Other High Ranking Officials And over the tribes of Israel, for the Reubenites: the commander was Eliezer the son of Zikri. For the Simeonites: Shephatiah the son of Maacah. 17 For Levi: Hashabiah the son of Kemuel. For Aaron, Zadok. 18 For Judah: Elihu, from the brothers of David. For Issachar: Omri the son of Michael. 19 For Zebulun: Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah. For Naphtali: Jerimoth the son of Azriel…

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 80:14-19

14  Turn again, O God of hosts!

Look down from heaven, and see;

have regard for this vine, 

15  the stock that your right hand planted,

and for the son whom you made strong for yourself. 

16  They have burned it with fire;

they have cut it down;

may they perish at the rebuke of your face! 

17  But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,

the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself! 

18  Then we shall not turn back from you;

give us life, and we will call upon your name! 

19  Restore us, O LORD God of hosts!

Let your face shine, that we may be saved! 

Reading for Thursday May 16th     2 Chronicles 27:16-34

Leaders of the Tribes and Other High Ranking Officials

16 And over the tribes of Israel, for the Reubenites: the commander was Eliezer the son of Zikri. For the Simeonites: Shephatiah the son of Maacah. 17 For Levi: Hashabiah the son of Kemuel. For Aaron, Zadok. 18 For Judah: Elihu, from the brothers of David. For Issachar: Omri the son of Michael. 19 For Zebulun: Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah. For Naphtali: Jerimoth the son of Azriel. 20 For the Ephraimites: Hoshea the son of Azaziah. For the half-tribe of Manasseh: Joel the son of Pedaiah. 21 For the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead: Iddo the son of Zechariah. For Benjamin: Jaasiel son of Abner. 22 For Dan: Azarel the son of Jeroham. These were the commanders of the tribes of Israel. 23 And David did not ?take a census of those twenty years old or under? because Yahweh promised to make Israel more numerous than the stars of heaven. 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to count, but he did not finish. But wrath came upon Israel concerning this, and the number was not included in ?the chronicles? of King David.

25 And over the treasury rooms of the king was Azmaveth the son of Adiel. And over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the unwalled villages, and in the towers was Jonathan the son of Uzziah. 26 And over those who did the work in the field to till the soil was Ezri the son of Kelub. 27 And over the vineyards was Shemei the Ramathite. And over the produce in the vineyards for the storehouses of the wine was Zabdi the Shiphmite. 28 And over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that were in the Shephelah was Baal-Hanan the Gederite. And over the treasury houses of olive oil was Joash. 29 And over the cattle pastured in the Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite. And over the cattle in the valley was Shaphat the son of Adlai. 30 And over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite. And over the female donkeys was Jehdeiah the Meronothite. And over the sheep was Jaziz the Hagrite. 31 All of these were officials of the property of King David.

32 And Jehonathan the uncle of David was an adviser, a man of insight, and he was a scribe. And Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the sons of the king. 33 And Ahithophel was an adviser to the king, and Hushai the Arkite was a friend of the king.

34 And after Ahithophel came Jehoiada, the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. And Joab was the commander of the king’s army.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

   Lord Jesus, You are the stone that the builders rejected.  But on the third day, You became the cornerstone.  By Your Word and Spirit, open our hearts to receive You as the beloved Son sent from the Father so that we might always embrace suffering as the means by which we enter into Your glory; for You live and reign with the Father 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.