Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
Almighty and gracious God,
let the light of your face shine on us,
your humble servants.
Increase in us true knowledge of your grace and mercy
which you have freely given us in Jesus Christ, your dear Son.
Move us to praise and confess you
as our Lord and our God
for the salvation of people everywhere,
together with your Son and the Holy Spirit,
and glorify and praise you
with all our hearts,
with all the company of heaven,
in word and deed;
through your dear Son,
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#14)
Note: Seed Grains of Prayer… has the note after Daily Gloria, “(Strassburg, 1566)”
“From the rising…” is a reference to Psalm 113:3
“Let the light of your face…” is a reference to Psalm 4:6, and also to Numbers 6:25
“Increase in us true knowlege” is a reference to 1 Corinthians 1:5
“which you have freely given…” may be a reference to 1 Corinthians 2:12
Prayers by William Loehe are included in Prayers from the Evangelical-Lutheran Heritage, available from Amazon.com, and also available for Amazon Kindle. It is a collection of prayers from the history of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church from Luther to Loehe. The collection includes prayers by Johannes Bugenhagen, Georg C. Dieffenbach, Veit Dietrich, Matthias Flacius, Wilhelm Loehe, Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Joachim Mynsinger, Johann G. Olearius, Johann Jacob Rambach, and the early agendas and prayer books of the Austrian, Brunswick, Hamburg, Lueneberg, Norwegian, Nuremberg, Pomeranian, Riga, Russian, Saxon, Schleswig-Holstein, and Swedish Evangelical-Lutheran churches.