Morning Prayer and Daily Devotion for Aug. 5th



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 21:1-7

21 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

          O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices,

and in your salvation how greatly he exults!

          You have given him his heart’s desire

and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

          For you meet him with rich blessings;

you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.

          He asked life of you; you gave it to him,

length of days forever and ever.

          His glory is great through your salvation;

splendor and majesty you bestow on him.

          For you make him most blessed forever;

you make him glad with the joy of your presence.

          For the king trusts in the Lord,

and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.

Revelation 18:11-24

11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, 12 cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13 cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.

    14      “The fruit for which your soul longed

has gone from you,

             and all your delicacies and your splendors

are lost to you,

never to be found again!”

15 The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,

    16      “Alas, alas, for the great city

that was clothed in fine linen,

in purple and scarlet,

adorned with gold,

with jewels, and with pearls!

    17      For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.”

And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off 18 and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning,

             “What city was like the great city?”

19 And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out,

             “Alas, alas, for the great city

where all who had ships at sea

grew rich by her wealth!

             For in a single hour she has been laid waste.

    20      Rejoice over her, O heaven,

and you saints and apostles and prophets,

             for God has given judgment for you against her!”

21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,

             “So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence,

and will be found no more;

    22      and the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters,

will be heard in you no more,

             and a craftsman of any craft

will be found in you no more,

             and the sound of the mill

will be heard in you no more,

    23      and the light of a lamp

will shine in you no more,

             and the voice of bridegroom and bride

will be heard in you no more,

             for your merchants were the great ones of the earth,

and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.

    24      And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints,

and of all who have been slain on earth.”

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

Lord God, heavenly Father, You delivered us from the enemy through the death of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, with whom we are united in holy baptism. Continue to deliver us, we pray, from our diseases and afflictions by Your merciful gift of healing as You feed us holy food and give us the cup of everlasting life to drink; through Jesus Christ, 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.