Daily Devotion and Prayer for May 1st, 2024

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David’s Song of Thanks Give thanks to Yahweh; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the nations! Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those seeking Yahweh rejoice! Seek Yahweh and his strength; seek his face continually! Remember his wonderful works that he has done,…

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 116:12-19

Psa 116:12  What shall I render to the LORD

for all his benefits to me? 

Psa 116:13  I will lift up the cup of salvation

and call on the name of the LORD, 

Psa 116:14  I will pay my vows to the LORD

in the presence of all his people. 

Psa 116:15  Precious in the sight of the LORD

is the death of his saints. 

Psa 116:16  O LORD, I am your servant;

I am your servant, the son of your maidservant.

You have loosed my bonds. 

Psa 116:17  I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving

and call on the name of the LORD. 

Psa 116:18  I will pay my vows to the LORD

in the presence of all his people, 

Psa 116:19  in the courts of the house of the LORD,

in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD! 

Reading for Wednesday May 1st     2 Chronicles 16:8-43

David’s Song of Thanks

Give thanks to Yahweh; call upon his name;

make known his deeds among the nations!

Sing to him; sing praises to him;

tell of all his wondrous works!

10 Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those seeking Yahweh rejoice!

11 Seek Yahweh and his strength;

seek his face continually!

12 Remember his wonderful works that he has done,

his wonders and the judgments of his mouth,

13 O offspring of Israel, his servant,

O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!

14 He is Yahweh our God;

his judgments are in all the earth.

15 Remember his covenant forever,

the word he commanded for a thousand generations,

16 that he ?made? with Abraham,

his sworn oath to Isaac.

17 And he confirmed it to Jacob as a statute,

an everlasting covenant to Israel,

18 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan,

the portion of your inheritance.”

19 When you were few in number, ?very few?,

and sojourners in it,

20 when they wandered from nation to nation,

and from one kingdom to another people,

21 he did not allow anyone to oppress them,

and he rebuked kings on their account,

22 saying, “You must not touch my anointed

nor do harm to my prophets!”

23 Sing to Yahweh, all the earth!

Proclaim his salvation from day to day!

24 Proclaim his glory among the nations,

his wondrous works among all the peoples!

25 For Yahweh is great and greatly praised,

and he is feared among all gods.

26 For all the gods of the nations are idols,

but Yahweh made the heavens.

27 Splendor and majesty are before him;

strength and joy are in his place.

28 Ascribe to Yahweh, O clans of the nations,

ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength!

29 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory of his name!

Lift up an offering and come before him!

Bow down to Yahweh in the splendor of holiness!

30 Tremble before him, all the earth;

surely the world is established; it shall not be shaken.

31 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad,

and let them tell the peoples, “Yahweh reigns!”

32 Let the sea roar and its fullness;

let the field rejoice and all that is in it.

33 Then the trees of the forest shall sing for joy before Yahweh,

for he comes to judge the earth.

34 Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good;

his loyal love is everlasting.

35 Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation;

gather us and rescue us from the nations

that we may give thanks to your holy name

and glory in your praise.

36 Blessed be Yahweh the God of Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting!”

Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised Yahweh.

Worship and the Ark

37 So he left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to minister before the ark regularly ?as each day required?, 38 and he left Obed-Edom with his sixty-eight brothers. And Obed-Edom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah were gatekeepers. 39 And he left Zadok the priest and his brothers the priests before the tabernacle of Yahweh at the high place which was at Gibeon 40 to offer burnt offerings regularly to Yahweh on the altar of burnt offering, morning and evening, according to all that was written in the law of Yahweh that he commanded concerning Israel. 41 And with them were Heman and Jeduthun and the remainder of those chosen, who were designated by name to give thanks to Yahweh, for his loyal love is everlasting. 42 And Heman and Jeduthun with them had trumpets and cymbals for making music, along with instruments for the song of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were at the gate. 43 Then all the people went each to his house, and David turned to bless his household.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

   Merciful Lord, cleanse and defend Your Church by the sacrifice of Christ.  United with Him in Holy Baptism, give us grace to receive with thanksgiving the fruits of His redeeming work and daily follow in His way; 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.