Moravian Church in North America

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Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Imagine sharing the same devotional with 1.5 million believers in more than 50 languages around the globe. The Moravian Daily Texts has been living this ecumenical dream for many years!

First published in 1731 in Herrnhut, Germany, The Daily Texts grew out of a spiritual renewal of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) that dates back to Aug. 13, 1727. Today, more than 280 years after its first publication, the Daily Texts continues its promise of “a daily message from God that is new every morning.”

The Moravian Daily Texts offers an inspirational connection to the Holy Scriptures every day. Each entry in this beloved daily devotional includes “watchwords”—Old and New Testament verses to accompany readers throughout the day—combined with beautiful hymn texts and heartfelt prayers selected and written by Moravians across North America. Order yours today!

For 2017, the cover of the Moravian Daily Texts features a photo of the interior of the Moravian Church in Herrnhut, Germany.  The photo illustrates simplicity and peace, two hallmarks of the worldwide Moravian Church.

Moravian Daily Texts are available in four editions (note: each edition includes the same text):

  • Journal: A spiral-bound, soft-cover edition includes space for journaling thoughts and meditations to go with each day’s scripture readings, hymns and prayers.
  • Hardcover: This edition, with its full-color hardcover binding, makes an elegant gift for new Daily Texts readers and a traditional keepsake version for the seasoned Daily Texts user.
  • Large Print: A larger-size paperback edition of the Daily Texts with large print for easier reading.
  • Paperback: The traditional, pocket-size version of the Daily Texts… our bestseller!
  • Also available are German and Spanish editions, produced in Europe.

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Now for Kindle, Nook and iBooks!

Every year for almost three centuries, printed Moravian Daily Texts books have been a staple of Moravians’ daily prayers. Today, the North American Daily Texts is now available for the millions of readers who use a screen instead of paper.

“While the majority of Daily Texts readers prefer our printed editions, we know that a growing number appreciate the convenience of carrying an e-reader like the Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad,” says Mike Riess, executive director of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, the agency that produces the North American versions of the Daily Texts. “The 2017 edition of the Daily Texts is now ready for those who prefer the convenience of the digital version.”

In its standard size, a page on the digital version appears almost identical to a page in the printed version. With each digital version, however, it will be possible to increase the type size to make it easier to read for those with vision problems or when reading from it during worship or a presentation.

The 2017 digital editions can be purchased for $7.99 directly from, Apple’s iBookstore. and Barnes & Noble.

And don’t forget, you can Like Us on Facebook or sign up at to receive the Daily Texts every morning by e-mail. The Moravian Church website also features the Daily Texts every day on the front page of the site.



Moravian Daily Texts


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Sunday, September 23 — Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54
James 3:13–4:3,7–8a; Mark 9:30–37

I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

John wrote: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1

Gracious Advocate, so often we go off on our own and lose our way. We take our eyes off of you and selfishly focus on the world. Thank you for not abandoning us to ourselves. Thank you for bringing us back into loving communion with you. In the name of Christ, our redeemer, we pray. Amen.

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