I Come, Since It Is Your Will and Command

800px-lucas_cranach_d-c384-_-_martin_luther2c_1528_28veste_coburg29_28cropped29Lord,
since it is your will and command
that I should come to you and pray,
I come.
In prayer I bring to you
what hinders me the most
and keeps me from you the most–
my sins.
They weigh heavy on my neck
and press on me hard.
But you yourself will take them from me
and forgive them for Christ’s sake.
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, #5.  [Die Gebete Luthers, #101]

Herr, weil du willst und heißest, daß ich beten und zu dir kommen soll, so will ich kommen, und zu beten genug bringen, und eben das, was mich am meisten hindert und von dir zurücktreibt, welches ist meine Sünde, die mir auf dem Halse liegt und drücket, daß du dieselbe von mir nehmen und vergeben wollest, um Christi willen. Amen.

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pastorstratman

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

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