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Daily Devotion for February 10, 2018


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Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.

Amen.

Our music today comes from the choir of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minnesota, performing a setting of Psalm 121 by James Biery. The text of the psalm is one of our Scripture selections.



Praise and Thanks this Morning

Hallelujah! The sun has risen again and it is morning! And I have awoken into it, alive, breathing, thinking, knowing that the Son will rise again and I will be saved. What did I do to deserve this day? It is a gift from you. Glory and praise to you, my God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for filling me with life to live another day, for it is you who made me and not me myself.

I resolve to spend this day in the presence of the Holy Spirit, filled with his joy and energy, that I might accomplish your will, my God, and do what I can to deserve the joys of the day, for I know my time here is short. Be with me, oh Holy Spirit, to fill me with the energy and positivity and comfort that only you can bring. In Christ’s name I pray that thy will be done,

Amen.

Prayer for Peace

I  thank you, Master and Lover of mankind, King of the ages and giver of all good things, for destroying the dividing wall of enmity and granting peace to those who seek your mercy. I appeal to you to awaken the longing for a peaceful life in all those who are filled with hatred for their neighbors, thinking especially of those at war or preparing for war.

Grant peace to your servants. Implant in them the fear of you and confirm in them love one for another. Extinguish every dispute and banish all temptations to disagreement. For you are our peace and to you we ascribe glory: to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto ages of ages.

I pray, Lord our God, for all those who suffer from acts of war. I pray for your peace and your mercy in the midst of the great suffering that people are now inflicting on each other. Accept the prayers of your Church, so that by your goodness peace may return to all peoples. Hear us and have mercy on us.

Amen.

Meditation

[What did I do to deserve this day?]


For Faith

Most High, Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my mind. Give me a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect charity, so that I may always and in all things act according to Your Holy Will.

Amen.


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God be with you 'til we meet again.


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Psalm 121 (NKJV)

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.


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1 Samuel 9:11-27 (ESV)

Saul Meets Samuel

As they went up the hill to the city, they met young women coming out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?” They answered, “He is; behold, he is just ahead of you. Hurry. He has come just now to the city, because the people have a sacrifice today on the high place. As soon as you enter the city you will find him, before he goes up to the high place to eat. For the people will not eat till he comes, since he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now go up, for you will meet him immediately.” So they went up to the city. As they were entering the city, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way up to the high place.

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ow the day before Saul came, the Lord had revealed to Samuel: “Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over my people Israel. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have seen my people, because their cry has come to me.” When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! He it is who shall restrain my people.”

Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Tell me where is the house of the seer?” Samuel answered Saul, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for today you shall eat with me, and in the morning I will let you go and will tell you all that is on your mind. As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father's house?” Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, from the least of the tribes of Israel? And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then have you spoken to me in this way?”

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French Book of Hours
ca. 1054

Then Samuel took Saul and his young man and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who had been invited, who were about thirty persons. And Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the portion I gave you, of which I said to you, ‘Put it aside.’” So the cook took up the leg and what was on it and set them before Saul. And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.”

So Saul ate with Samuel that day. And when they came down from the high place into the city, a bed was spread for Saul on the roof, and he lay down to sleep. Then at the break of dawn Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Up, that I may send you on your way.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.

As they were going down to the outskirts of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to pass on before us, and when he has passed on, stop here yourself for a while, that I may make known to you the word of God.”


Notes on the Scripture

Saul has gotten more than he bargained for! He went to the little town to buy advice from a seer with his last little bit of money; and suddenly, he finds himself the guest of honor at a feast, with the seer promising him a message from God.

His remark about being a Benjamite reminds us how often great leaders seem to come from little backwaters of a country. These events occurred just about 1000 B.C., and Benjamin is the smallest tribe of Israel. I have colored in the rough area occupied by the Benjamites at the time, seen on this map as a dull orange circle with a red border. The Philistines occupied the large green area to the west of Judea, showing why they were such a threat to the Hebrews.



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Daisy (Angeles city, Philippines) says...
Its way back my memories this site appear In my Facebook ,its our 2nd anniversary and I Thank God’ I seeking this site thats my spiritual life being strength and more deeply interested knowing and In Love to our Lord Jesus Christ..
10th February 2018 8:58pm
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Kimberly (Chicago, US) says...
Beautiful music. So uplifting and serene.
10th February 2018 1:56pm
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Mark (San Clemente CA, US) says...
Very grateful for finding this site. Lost from faith for a long time and finding my way back. Right framework to start the day. God bless you all.
10th February 2018 10:39am
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William says...
Mark: I hope this helps renew your faith. I read this site first thing every morning while having my coffee; it is nice way to start the day.
10th February 2018 11:31am
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Ann Brock (US) says...
"May the LORD bless (all of) you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you His favor and give you His peace." Numbers 6:24-26 Cool
10th February 2018 9:50am
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Sylvia Wright (Brooklyn, US) says...
Thank you for my daily devotion and daily inspiration. It's an uplifting way for me to begin each day. God's blessing on all.
10th February 2018 8:40am
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carol-Jean Richardson (Kingston, Jamaica) says...
Thank you for adding to my daily devotion. The daily inspiration helps enlighten my understanding. Praise God
10th February 2018 7:46am
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Dona (Onancock VA, US) says...
How great is our God! The music today of Psalm 121 was so beautiful, especially accompanied by pictures of God's amazing universe. Also, thank you Ann Brock for today's daily inspiration.
10th February 2018 6:37am
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Thomas Snavely says...
Thanks for providing an uplifting message to start to day.
10th February 2018 6:10am
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Thanks for doing this site while you are away.there is nothing compared to this site.appreciate it very much.Its the 1st thing I do every morning would miss it if you didn't keep it going.
9th February 2018 5:59pm
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Jane (Silkstone, Australia) says...
I miss the morning devotion for today the 10th February. It is the first thing I look forward to each morning especially knowing I am praying with other people. When I feel I cannot pray Morning Prayer gets me through my time with God. Thank you.
9th February 2018 3:44pm
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Cath (Fairlie, New Zealand) says...
I appreciate your transcription of today's reading. It really helps me to understand the message, thank you!
9th February 2018 3:11pm
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