October 23, 2017

A Prayer of Martin Luther

The Stone Bench in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital, Van Gogh

Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled. My Lord, fill it.

I am weak in the faith; strengthen me.

I am cold in love; warm me and make me fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor.

I do not have a strong and firm faith; at times I doubt and am unable to trust you altogether. O Lord, help me. Strengthen my faith and trust in you.

In you I have sealed the treasure of all I have.

I am poor; you are rich and came to be merciful to the poor.

I am a sinner; you are upright.

With me, there is an abundance of sin; in you is the fullness of righteousness.

Therefore I will will remain with you, of whom I can receive, but to whom I may not give.

Amen.

Comments

  1. Amen.

  2. I wonder what Luther was doing wrong?

    If he just had enough faith, then the Lord would fix him right up.

    Too bad he didn’t have TBN in those days.

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    But seriously folks…a very good prayer.

  3. Josh in FW says:

    Thank you for sharing these short devotional tools from time to time.

  4. “Bubble bath and wine”… I’ll have to try that next