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ISBN: 0806627557

ISBN13: 9780806627557

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"Prayer is a very precious medicine, one that helps and never fails" Martin LutherThere is no monotony in the prayer salutations of Luther. He is as one in continual conversation with God.It is clear that Luthers faith and confession became devotion and prayer, and his interpretation was rooted and strengthened and nourished in this. Luthers powerful prayers are on topics spanning all of life: the soldier, employer, politician, pastor, sick person,...

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Luther's Prayers

Over the course of the past 6 or 7 months I have been slowly working my way through the book "Luther's Prayers". The book is only 100 pages long, so I made it my practice to read through each of the prayers devotionally. I have to admit that this was something of a strange practice for me as one who has grown up in evangelical circles, I've never really thought about reading through prayers or making other people's prayer my own. I was always taught that prayer needs to be something between you and God, so therefore it must be spontaneous. After all, we don't want to be like the Pharisees who simply repeated the words to prayers without any meaning. While I still believe that prayer should be heartfelt, it seems that there is something to be said for taking the time to thoughtfully record prayers and to leave a record of them for others. I have been richly blessed by making many of Luther's prayers my own. Not in a meaningliess manner of repeating words but in feasting upon the depth of his theology in my prayer life. "Luther's Prayers" is a record of many of the recorded prayers of Martin Luther. I wouldn't say that it's the best book of prayers that I've read, that would be the "Valley of Vision" but it is definitely a good collection that stirs the soul and provides a unique insight into the heart of the Pastor Martin Luther as well as the heart of the reformer. The book is chalked full of practical advice about how to pray. Luther instructs how to pray through the Lord's Prayer as well as through the 10 commandments, something I had never thought of. In addition to the practical advice, the book gives insight into the prayer life of Martin Luther the reformer. At the diet of worms, where Luther was put on trial for his teachings, he was asked if would recant of his opposition to the Roman Catholic Church, in response he quietly asked for a night to think it over. The following is the prayer that he recorded before going back to the trial and declaring that he would not recant. Almighty and eternal God, what a strange cause this is! How it loosens peoples' tongues! How small and insignificant is their trust in you! How weak and tender is the flesh, and how powerful and busy is the devil, with the help of his apostles and the worldly wise! How quickly the world withdraws help, does an about-face, pursues the easy way, and speeds on the broad road to hell where the godless belong. It sees only what is brilliant and powerful, great, mighty, and respected! If I should turn my eyes to it, I would be done for. Oh God, Oh God, Oh my God, Oh my God, stand by me against all the wisdom and reason of the world. Do it. You alone must do it. It is not really my concern; it is yours. Alone I have nothing to do with these great lords of the world. I want good and quiet days, undisturbed. But it is your cause; it is righteous and eternal. Stand by me. Oh true and eternal God. I do not rely on human counsel, for it would be in vain. All that is carnal and t

Prayers for Your Life

These thoughtful and sometimes painfully honest prayers will be a great add to anyone's daily prayer life. "Dear God , if only we were as diligent to pray, at least with a longing in the heart, as you are in coaxing, bidding, commanding, assuring, and constraining us to pray. Unfortunately, we are too lazy and ungrateful!"

Luther's Prayers

Excellent, just what I was looking for.

Humbling and Effective

The prayers of Martin Luther are ideal for daily reference and support for Christians. I like the topical format and clear concise language. Luther's gift of humility shines in this work while giving glory to God for mercy and grace continuously.

A Great Help

This book of Luthers prayers brought great comfort to me during some difficult times in my life. Luthers personal insight into the sins, trials and tribulations of the every Christian is shown here in these very inspiring prayers. I just wish it was still available in the small red hardcover.
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