Morning Prayer & Daily Devotion April 19th

Morning Prayer & Daily Devotion April 19th



This Daily Devotion covers the entire New Testament in a period of two years 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.


In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice;

in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for You and watch.

My mouth is filled with Your praise,

and with Your glory all the day.

O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Psalm 80:1-7

Restore Us, O God

80 To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm.

          Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,

you who lead Joseph like a flock.

            You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.

          Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,

            stir up your might

and come to save us!

          Restore us, O God;

let your face shine, that we may be saved!

          O Lord God of hosts,

how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?

          You have fed them with the bread of tears

and given them tears to drink in full measure.

          You make us an object of contention for our neighbors,

and our enemies laugh among themselves.

          Restore us, O God of hosts;

let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Luke 20:41-21:9

Whose Son Is the Christ?

41 But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? 42 For David himself says in the Book of Psalms,

            “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord,

            “Sit at my right hand,

    43      until I make your enemies your footstool.” ’

44 David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?”

Beware of the Scribes

45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 46 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 47 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

The Widow’s Offering

21 Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple

And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.”

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

O Lord God of hosts, You are enthroned upon the cherubim and we praise You for Your glory and might. Yet because of Your great love for us You reached down to save us by sending Your Son to bear our sin on the cross. We thank You for remembering us in our greatest need and for all of the blessings that You daily provide. We pray that You would be with us as this week opens, bless those whose work puts them in any kind of danger, and guide all of those in power that they may use their offices wisely for the benefit of all, in Jesus’ Name, amen.

Luther’s Morning prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Pinnacle Lutheran Church