Pray This Luther’s Morning Prayer Every Day

Oh, the joy of coming to God in simple faith and genuine fellowship by saying Luther’s morning prayer straight from your heart.

Why does Luther bother providing a whole section of daily prayers in his Small Catechism? 

There’s no doubt that, as is usually the case, Luther relied on the overwhelming testimony of Scripture for the necessity and effectiveness of prayer in the life of God’s people.

He pointed to this as a reason to teach and model the prominent place of prayer in the Christian’s daily life. As he puts it in the Small Catechism, God the Father “has commanded us to pray…and has promised to hear us.” 

Luther’s Morning Prayer

In the morning, when you get up, make the sign of the holy cross and say:

“I thank you, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. 

For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.”

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