Friday, October 30, 2015

Luther: praying without ceasing

Friday, October 30, 2015
    Commemoration of Martin Luther, Teacher, Reformer, 1546
    Pray without ceasing.
    —1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)
    There is no Christian who does not have time to pray without ceasing. But I mean the spiritual praying, that is: no one is so heavily burdened with his labor, but that if he will he can, while working, speak with God in his heart, lay before Him his need and that of other men, ask for help, make petition, and in all this exercise and strengthen his faith.
    ... Martin Luther (1483-1546), in “Treatise on Good Works” [1520], Works of Martin Luther, v. I, Philadelphia: A. J. Holman, 1915, p. 229 (see the book)
    See also 1 Thess. 5:17; Matt. 6:7; Luke 18:1; Rom. 12:12; Eph. 6:18; Col. 4:2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, set the need for continual prayer on my heart.
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