11 June 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Thus right from the beginning of the Church, there was a strong tradition of daily prayer in Christian homes and communities.  Yet that tradition did not displace the Divine Service as the center of Christian spirituality.  Rather, it built upon it and extended it.  Daily prayer related the whole cycle of daily work within the weekly and annual round of the public worship of the Church.  The practice of daily prayer established the home as the place of prayer for each human family, just as the church was the place for the performance of the Divine Service by the whole family of God. -- Dr. John Kleinig, *Grace upon Grace* p. 77.

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