+ DAILY PRAYER +
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.
Psa 18:7 Then the earth reeled and rocked;
the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked,
because he was angry.
Psa 18:8 Smoke went up from his nostrils,
and devouring fire from his mouth;
glowing coals flamed forth from him.
Psa 18:9 He bowed the heavens and came down;
thick darkness was under his feet.
Psa 18:10 He rode on a cherub and flew;
he came swiftly on the wings of the wind.
Psa 18:11 He made darkness his covering,
his canopy around him, thick clouds dark with water.
Psa 18:12 Out of the brightness before him
hailstones and coals of fire broke through his clouds.
Psa 18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens,
and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire.
Psa 18:14 And he sent out his arrows and scattered them;
he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.
Reading Num 15:32-41
Violation of the Sabbath
32 When the ?Israelites? were in the desert, they found a man who was gathering wood on the day of the Sabbath. 33 The ones who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses, Aaron, and to all the community. 34 And they put him under watch because it was not made clear what should be done to him. 35 And Yahweh said to Moses, “Surely the man must be put to death by stoning him; all the community must stone him with stones from outside the camp.” 36 So the entire community brought him out to a place outside the camp, and ?they stoned him to death? just as Yahweh commanded Moses.
37 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 38 “Speak to the ?Israelites?, and tell them to make for themselves tassels on the hems of their garments throughout their generations and to put a blue cord on the tassel of the hem. 39 You will have a tassel ?for you to look at? and remember all the commands of Yahweh and do them, and not follow ?after the unfaithfulness of your own heart and eyes?, 40 so that you will remember and do all my commandments, and you will be holy for your God. 41 I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God; I am Yahweh your God.”
Almighty God, You have built Your Church on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone. Continue to send Your messengers to preserve Your people in true peace that, by the preaching of Your Word, Your Church may be kept free from all harm and danger; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
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.