Prayers from the Gospel of Matthew in the Altenburger Bibelwerk

The Altenburger Bibelwerk was a devotional edition of the Bible based on the notes and commentaries by Luther, his associates and students. It was different from the study Bibles we have today. Chapters or parts of chapters had a written introduction followed by the Bible text, a summary or commentary, and a short reflective prayer or blessing (called a Votum). These prayers or blessings were written by Franciscus Vierling and were first published in the 1676 edition. What follows are translations of all the Vota from the Gospel of Matthew. These can be used devotionally as you read the given portion of the Scripture, or they can be used on their own as prayers and blessings.

Franziskus Vierling, prayers from the Gospel of Matthew

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