Ask and You Will Receive

800px-lucas_cranach_d-c384-_-_martin_luther2c_1528_28veste_coburg29_28cropped29O Lord,
there is trouble and misfortune,
and these things oppress and trouble me,
and I would like to be done with all of them.
You said, “Ask and you will receive.”
These are your words.
So I come to you and pray.

Source: Martin Luther, translated for A Collection of Prayers from  Gebetbuch, enthaltend die sämtlichen Gebete und Seufzer Martin Luther’s, ….Evangelischer Bücher-Verein, 1866, #14.  [Die Gebete Luthers, #129]

Herr, da ist Jammer und Unglück, das mich drücket und dränget; deß wäre ich gern los; so hast du gesagt: Bittet, so werdet ihr nehmen; das sind deine Worte, darauf komme ich und bitte.



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

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