Give Your Message through Me

800px-lucas_cranach_d-c384-_-_martin_luther2c_1528_28veste_coburg29_28cropped29O dearest God,
as it pleases you,
give your message through me
to your glory,
and not for mine
or anyone else’s glory,
and give me a true understanding
of your Word
out of your pure grace and mercy.
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, #130.  [Die Gebete Luthers, #512]

Ach lieber Gott, gefällt es dir, durch mich etwas auszurichten zu deinen Ehren, und nicht zu meinem oder einiges Menschen Ruhm, so verleihe mir aus lauter Gnade und  Barmherzigkeit den rechten Verstand deines Wortes. Amen.

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pastorstratman

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

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