Archive for March 4th, 2017

Empty Vessel

Today’s prayer is from Martin Luther (1483-1546), a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and leader of the Protestant Reformation.

Look, Lord, on an empty vessel that needs to be filled.
In faith I am weak – strengthen me.
In love I am cold – warm me and make me fervent
   so that my love may go out to my neighbor.
I doubt and am unable to trust you completely.

Lord, strengthen my faith and trust in you.
You are all the treasure I possess.
I am poor, you are rich, and you came to have mercy on the poor.
I am a sinner, you are goodness.
From you I can receive goodness, but I can give you nothing.
Therefore I shall stay with you


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