The Common Table Prayer is old, older than our own memory. But how old is it, and who wrote it?
Many of us feel uncomfortable when praying out loud. Here is some practical guidance for doing so.
The hardest part of gardening is always the waiting.
Politicians find it expedient to give an occasional nod to God, whoever or whatever they conceive the deity to be.
When I became a Lutheran, one of the few things about my new church that I did not love was the Common Table Prayer.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, the sinner. Whence it first arose is a matter of some debate among scholars …
The loss of control magnifies the gift of prayer.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matt. 9:36).
Will you, by God’s Spirit, resolve to be more diligent in prayer for for your pastor? He needs your prayers, always — and now, more than ever.
Learn Luther’s method of prayer, which interestingly encompasses both rote and free prayer!
In the May issue of The Lutheran Witness, we find out why Christ loves to hear our prayers and why He delights in them.