You Will Not Forsake Me

800px-lucas_cranach_d-c384-_-_martin_luther2c_1528_28veste_coburg29_28cropped29My God,
you have commanded me to pray
and to believe that my prayer will be heard.
Therefore I pray to you and forsake myself.
You will not forsake me,
but will give me a steadfast faith.
Amen.

Source: Martin Luther, translated for A Collection of Prayers from  Gebetbuch, enthaltend die sämtlichen Gebete und Seufzer Martin Luther’s, ….Evangelischer Bücher-Verein, 1866, #13.  [Die Gebete Luthers, #267]

Mein Gott, du hast geboten, zu bitten und zu glauben, die Bitte werde erhöret; darauf bitte ich und verlasse mich, du wirst mich nicht lassen und mir einen rechten Glauben geben. Amen.

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pastorstratman

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

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