Morning Prayer & Daily Devotion February 24th



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 32:1-6a,

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

42 To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

          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.

      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.

Ephesians 2:11-22

One in Christ

11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

O God, the make of heaven and earth, You gave boldness to confess Jesus Christ as King and Savior to Your servants in ages past. Grant us grace to follow their example that we would be willing to share the cup of Christ’s suffering so that we may also share in His glorious resurrection. Lord, we continue to pray for peace even as hostilities have erupted in Europe. Let Your wisdom guide the leaders of our nations that we may be able to stand against aggression while still avoiding wider conflict, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, 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.