May 30, 2007 § Leave a comment
“My God, stand by me, against all the world’s wisdom, and reason….Not mine but yours is the cause….I would prefer to have peaceful days and to be out of this turmoil. But yours, O Lord, is this cause; it is righteous and eternal. Stand by me, you true Eternal God! In no man do I trust….Stand by me, O God, in the name of your dear Son Jesus Christ, who shall be my Defense and Shelter, yes, my Mighty Fortress, through the might and strength of your Holy Spirit. Amen.”
Martin Luther (AD 1483-1546) From the morning before the Diet of Worms
April 1, 2007 § Leave a comment
“O give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens which cry. His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man; but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.
Our Father, who art in heaven;
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts; as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil;
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
We give thee thanks, Lord God, our Father, for all thy benefits, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns forever. Amen.”
Martin Luther (AD 1483-1546) From His Small Catechism