25 July 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Prayer, then, is a gift of the Triune God.  When we pray, we engage the three Persons of the Holy Trinity.  We pray to the Father; we pray together with the Son; and we pray by the power of the Holy Spirit.  What we do when we pray depends entirely on what the Son gives us in His Word and what the Spirit does with us through our faith in Christ.  Our ability to pray does not come from us, but from faith in Jesus Christ and His Word, faith that receives the gift of prayer. -- Dr. John Kleinig, *Grace upon Grace* p. 167.

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