04 May 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Already in the third century, the hours of the day form the structure of prayer in the life of the believer.  What is most remarkable about Hippolytus is that the rhythm of prayer is associated with the passion of Jesus (the third, sixth, and ninth hours), the death and resurrection of Christ (prayer at sunrise and sundown), and the last things (prayer before bedtime that is eschatological).  This is a strenuous regimen of prayer that the faithful are encouraged to attend to as part of their daily devotion to the creator and redeemer of all things. -- Dr. Arthur Just, The Devotional Life of the Pastor, Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord, p. 98.

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