Help Us Fear and Love You

antiquariat-1829823_640Dearest Lord God, help us
to fear and love you with all our heart,
to glorify you and call on you with all our heart,
to receive and follow your Word with all our heart,
to always seek the good of our neighbors,
to hold on to the true faith
and keep a clear conscience;
through Jesus Christ,
your Son, our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Attributed to Martin Luther, found in Allgemeines evangelisches Gesang- und Gebetbuch zum Kirchen und Hausgebrauch, Hamburg, 1846, p. 436#3.

Original in German:

Hilf, lieber Herr Gott, daß wir Dich von ganzem Herzen fürchten und lieben, und von ganzem Herzen Deinen heiligen Namen ehren und anrufen, und von ganzem Herzen Deinem Worte anhangen und folgen, und unserm Nächsten alles Gute zu jeder Zeit erzeigen, auch rechten Glauben und gutes Gewissen behalten: durch Iesum Christum Deinen Sohn, unsern Herrn. Amen.

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pastorstratman

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

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