13 October 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Common prayer is a precious and most powerful thing. That is why we gather together to pray. The Church is called a house of prayer that we may gather together there in unity of spirit and bethink ourselves of the needs and sorrows of all men and carry them in prayer before the throne of God and invoke His grace. -- Blessed Martin Luther, Sermon on Good Works from 1520


Mimi said...

That is a beautiful prayer, thank you.

William Weedon said...

Thanks, Mimi. It really struck me at our pastoral conference last week, as we joined in a beautiful litany (I think it originally was from St. Ambrose) that wrapped up all the needs of men and to each petition we answered with singing "Lord, have mercy! Christ, have mercy! Lord, have mercy!"