Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A prayer of Martin Luther

Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled.  My Lord, fill it.

I am weak in faith: strengthen me.

I am cold in love: warm me and make me fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor.

I do not have a strong and firm faith; at times I doubt and am unable to trust You altogether.  O Lord, help me.  Strengthen my faith and trust in You.

In You I have sealed the treasure of all I have.

I am poor; You are rich and came to be merciful to the poor.

I am a sinner; You are upright.

With me, there is an abundance of sin; in You is the fullness of righteousness.

Therefore, I will remain with You, of whom I can receive, but to whom I may not give.


Found on the "Internet Monk" blog, date unknown.