Seeking and Finding Christ

800px-lucas_cranach_d-c384-_-_martin_luther2c_1528_28veste_coburg29_28cropped29Eternal God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant us your grace
that we eagerly and thoroughly
study the Holy Scriptures
and seek and find Christ in them,
and through them have eternal life.
Help us in this,
dearest God,
in your grace.
Amen.

Source:  Martin Luther, 1483-1546

Source of this version: Translated for A Collection of Prayers. German source: Gebetbuch, enthaltend die sämtlichen Gebete und Seufzer Martin Luther’s, ….Evangelischer Bücher-Verein, 1866, #33.  [Die Gebete Luthers, #181]

Ewiger Gott und Vater unsers Herrn Jesu Christi, verleihe uns deine Gnade, daß wir die heilige Schrift wohl und fleißig  studiren und Christum darin suchen und finden und durch ihn das ewige Leben haben. Das hilf uns, lieber Gott, mit Gnaden. Amen.

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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