Morning Prayer & Daily Devotion February 23d

Morning Prayer & Daily Devotion February 23d



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.


      As a deer pants for flowing streams,

so pants my soul for you, O God.

          My soul thirsts for God,

for the living God.

            When shall I come and appear before God?

          My tears have been my food

day and night,

            while they say to me all the day long,

“Where is your God?”

          These things I remember,

as I pour out my soul:

            how I would go with the throng

and lead them in procession to the house of God

            with glad shouts and songs of praise,

a multitude keeping festival.

          Why are you cast down, O my soul,

and why are you in turmoil within me?

            Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

my salvation and my God.

            My soul is cast down within me;

therefore I remember you

            from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,

from Mount Mizar.

          Deep calls to deep

at the roar of your waterfalls;

            all your breakers and your waves

have gone over me.

          By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,

and at night his song is with me,

a prayer to the God of my life.

          I say to God, my rock:

“Why have you forgotten me?

            Why do I go mourning

because of the oppression of the enemy?”

    10      As with a deadly wound in my bones,

my adversaries taunt me,

            while they say to me all the day long,

“Where is your God?”

    11      Why are you cast down, O my soul,

and why are you in turmoil within me?

            Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

my salvation and my God.

Luke 7:36-50

A Sinful Woman Forgiven

36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”

41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

Almighty God, grant us faith to know that Your Son, Jesus, is the way, the truth, and the life that as a deer pants for flowing streams, our souls would thirst for Your life giving Word. Nourish us that we we may follow our Savior in the way that leads to eternal life. Bless our families and our homes that they may be a refuge of peace in this fallen world, in Your Son’ Name we pray, 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.

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