Martin Luther’s Prayer

Martin Luther’s Prayer:

Behold, Lord,
An empty vessel that needs to be filled. My Lord, fill it.
I am weak in faith; Strengthen thou me.
I am cold in love; Warm me and make me fervent,
that my love may go out to my neighbour.
I do not have a strong and firm faith;
At times I doubt and am unable to trust thee altogether.
O Lord, help me. Strengthen my faith and trust in thee.
In thee I have sealed the treasures of all I have.
I am poor; Thou art rich and didst come to be merciful to the poor.
I am a sinner; Thou art upright.
With me there is an abundance of sin; In thee is the fullness of righteousness.
Therefore, I will remain with thee of who I can receive but to whom I may not give.
Amen.
The month of October marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, with churches around the world recognizing this important date in the history of the Christianity.  The anniversary marks the time when an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther posted what we today known as the 95 Theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther’s desire was to reaffirm for all Christians the truth that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This act, along with others, led to churches breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church and forming new groups and denominations.

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