Praying The Luther’s Morning Prayer

What Is Luther’s Morning Prayer?

As you use Luther’s Morning Prayer during your personal or family prayer time, it is necessary to understand what this prayer means and where it comes from.

Martin Luther was not only a zealous reformer who boldly declared that his heart and conscience were bound by God’s word. He was also a man dedicated to prayer, both personal and intercessory prayers.

One of his remarkable qualities, which we still appreciate today, was his commitment to frequently writing his prayers down. He saw this as an opportunity to equip others to pray for themselves, their families, and friends.

The Martin Luther Morning Prayer is one of the prayers included in the prayer section of his book: The Small Catechism.

Praying the Luther’s Morning Prayer

What better way to begin your day than with prayers; Luther’s Morning Prayer has a teaching function that can be memorized over time and helpful in trying moments.

You can begin by taking any comfortable praying position, either kneeling or standing, and blessing yourself with the sign of the holy cross. Then proceed to pray these words from your heart:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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.

You can now joyfully go about your daily activities, meditating on God’s word and keeping His instructions in the Ten Commandments or other scripture that you might have in your devotional.

Prayer Can Make The Difference

We believe that a praying Christian is a powerful Christian. When prayed daily, Luther’s Morning Prayer can prove a valuable tool for helping you understand God’s word and develop a strong prayer habit.

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