Saturday, May 11, 2019

Saturday Synaxis

Lord God, heavenly Father, I ask and would be assured that my petitions shall and must be nothing less than yea and amen.  Otherwise I will not pray nor have intercession made for me.  Not that I am righteous or worthy, for I know very well and confess that I am unworthy... But in this that Thou dost command and constrain me to pray in the Name of Thy dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, I am still somewhat obedient.  Upon this challenge and consolation of Thine infinite goodness, not on account of my own righteousness, do I kneel or stand before Thee, and pray what is upon my heart concerning those who are in need of Thy help... I will not cease to knock but will continue to cry aloud and to plead to the end of my life.  

- Martin Luther