A Prayer for the Word in Our Hearts

antiquariat-1829823_640Lord God, heavenly Father,
govern and guide us
through your Holy Spirit
that we hear your Word
with our whole hearts, receive it,
and become sanctified through it,
so that we may put all our trust and hope
in Jesus Christ, your Son,
be protected from all offenses and pride,
and finally be saved through your grace in Christ;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Attributed to Martin Luther, found in Allgemeines evangelisches Gesang- und Gebetbuch zum Kirchen und Hausgebrauch, Hamburg, 1846, p. 428#1.

Original in German:

Herr Gott, himmlischer Vater, wir bitten Dich, Du wollest durch Deinen heiligen Geist uns also regieren und führen, daß wir mit ganzem Herzen Dein Wort hören und annehmen und dadurch geheiligt werden, auf Iesum Christum, Deinen Sohn all unser Vertrauen und Hoffnung setzen, vor allem Aergerniß und Hoffahrt uns hüten, und durch deine Gnade in Christo ewig selig werden: durch denselben Deinen Sohn, Jesum Christum unsern Herrn. Amen.

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pastorstratman

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

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