Morning Prayer & Daily Devotion December 29th

Nativity Scene, Adoration of the Magi , Saint Etienne du Mont Church, Paris.



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 78:1-7

Tell the Coming Generation

78 A Maskil of Asaph.

          Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;

incline your ears to the words of my mouth!

          I will open my mouth in a parable;

I will utter dark sayings from of old,

          things that we have heard and known,

that our fathers have told us.

          We will not hide them from their children,

but tell to the coming generation

             the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,

and the wonders that he has done.

          He established a testimony in Jacob

and appointed a law in Israel,

             which he commanded our fathers

to teach to their children,

          that the next generation might know them,

the children yet unborn,

             and arise and tell them to their children,

          so that they should set their hope in God

             and not forget the works of God,

but keep his commandments;

I Corinthians 11:2-16

Head Coverings

Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

God of majesty and might, Whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven, we give You thanks for all of Your faithful prophets and Apostles who have given Your people Your Word in which we hear of Your steadfast love and mercy in Christ. We pray that You would bring us to the fulfillment of Your promise that will be ours when we stand before Your unveiled glory. To You be all worship, honor, and praise 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.

Pinnacle Lutheran Church Advent Christmas