First published in 1731 in Saxony, The Daily Texts grew out of a spiritual renewal of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) that dates back to August 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." Each day's entry in this beloved daily devotional includes "watchwords" drawn from Old and New Testament verses. The North American edition of the Daily Texts feature inspirational hymns and prayers, with each month prepared by different writers from across the North American Moravian Church. The strength of the Daily Texts lies in presenting the Scripture unhindered by commentary or illustration. The texts are left to stand alone and to speak to each reader in his or her life. This also allows the Daily Texts to be adaptable to different patterns of devotion and study. In addition, at the top of each page are listed Scripture passages for ongoing study that are part of a plan to read through the Psalms in one year and the rest of the Bible in two.