Chapter-a-Day 1 Chronicles 23

Also they were to be present for morning prayers, thanking and praising God, for evening prayers, and at the service of Whole-Burnt-Offerings to God on Sabbath, at New Moons, and at all festivals. 1 Chronicles 23:30-31 (MSG)

A year or so ago, I learned about a book called The Divine Hours, that sets out prayers to be said at different parts of the day: morning, mid-day, evening, and night. In the introduction, the author explains the historical and Biblical precedent for praying at different times of the day. Since then, I’ve noticed verses like this one from today’s chapter. I’ve begun to notice the prescription of morning and evening prayers mentioned in different passages.

Lately, I’ve attempted to be more mindful and intentional in praying throughout my day. I’ve discovered that I’m great at praying in the morning, a habit I developed when I was young. It takes conscious discipline for me to remember to set aside time in the rest of my day to pray. I’m not used to it, and in the heat of the daily battle I easily forget.

Today, I am mindful of my need to be in communication and relationship with God throughout my day.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day 1 Chronicles 23”

  1. They were on regular duty to serve God according to their assignment and the required number.

    I learned last night from my bride that I take life too seriously. I know that at some level. I have always been responsible, mature for my age, etc, etc and as a result do take life pretty seriously. Believe it or not I’ve gotten much better over the years. I still let trivial things get to me sometimes. This verse today may help me in that regard. If I wake up each day prepared to serve God, I may take my job, my church duties, my kids less seriously. I am going to try it. I just may be happier.

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