About the Daily Texts

This blog is designed around the Daily Texts, published each year by the Moravian Church. My hope here is not to dazzle you with my own theological thinking, but encourage you to do your own! And a great way to do that is to develop your own habit of reading a little scripture and praying each day. The Daily Texts give a simple, easy way to do that.

For each day of the year, the Daily Texts provide an Old Testament verse, a New Testament verse, a short prayer, and two optional tracks for more Bible reading that will get you through the whole Bible in one year or two years. These are the texts that appear in each post on this blog.

I still like the old-school paperback version of the Daily Texts. There are a couple of publishers. My favorite version comes from Mount Carmel Ministries of Alexandria, Minnesota, because it includes a whole section in the back with some history, some thoughts from Martin Luther, a summary of Luther's Small Catechism, and some suggested patterns for scripture reading and prayer. They also offer a Daily Texts page where you can go each day to read the texts for the day. And you can order your own paperback copy at their store, with substantial discounts for multiple copies.

UPDATE, December 2016: Mount Carmel Ministries has also released an E-book version of the Daily Texts. You can find it at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords.

You can also sign up to receive the Daily Texts by email each morning. This service is run by the Moravian Church itself, and you can sign up here.

For more information and history about the Daily Texts, see the Moravian Church's Introduction page. There is lots of good background here. Check it out!

I hope you also are blessed by reading, praying, and reflecting on the Daily Texts each day! If this blog is helpful in getting you started, I'd be glad to hear your story!

Peace, Jim

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