Morning Prayer & Daily Devotion May 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 80:1-7

Restore Us, O God

80 To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm.

          Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,

you who lead Joseph like a flock.

             You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.

          Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,

             stir up your might

and come to save us!

          Restore us, O God;

let your face shine, that we may be saved!

          O Lord God of hosts,

how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?

          You have fed them with the bread of tears

and given them tears to drink in full measure.

          You make us an object of contention for our neighbors,

and our enemies laugh among themselves.

          Restore us, O God of hosts;

let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Hebrews 3

Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

A Rest for the People of God

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,

             “Today, if you hear his voice,

          do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,

on the day of testing in the wilderness,

          where your fathers put me to the test

and saw my works for forty years.

    10      Therefore I was provoked with that generation,

             and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart;

they have not known my ways.’

    11      As I swore in my wrath,

‘They shall not enter my rest.’ ”

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said,

             “Today, if you hear his voice,

             do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

O God, by Your almighty Word You set in order all things in heaven and on earth. Restore us, O Lord of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! Put away from us all things hurtful, and give us those things that are beneficial for us; 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.