Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Martin Luther is so good at cutting right to the chase with his words, his teaching, his prayers. Here is prayer #121 from a collection entitled Luther's Prayers.


"Lord God, I have indeed transgressed your commandments. I have been impatient in reverses and trials. I am unsympathetic and unmerciful. I do not help my neighbor. I am unable to resist sin. I do not tire of doing wrong. Dear Lord, pour out your grace to me and give me your Holy Spirit so that I may be obedient and keep each of your commandments. Help me to be at odds with the world and to give my heart and soul to you. Amen ."

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1 comment:

  1. Amen! He shows us all this time later that we are all sinners just the same. He lived how many years ago...(Hundreds?)many, and his words ring true just the same today.


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