November 17, 2019

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