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Luther on Prayer No 1 - by Michael Phillips
Luther on Prayer - Part 1 of 3
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Luke 18:1
Feb 19, 2003 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's help, we'll start a new Puritan study using the book of a man who was not a Puritan-but was the forerunner of the movement and without whom Puritanism is hard to imagine. The man is Dr. Martin Luther. If you know his the story at all, you know he was a great man-a very great man. No one had more courage or patience than he; and no one worked harder and with less concern for fame and money than Luther did. He was a great man. But the man's greatness was supported by something better than greatness. And that is sincere, deep, and lasting piety. Luther was a great man, but more than that, he was a good man. He was a first-rate scholar, preacher, and reformer, but most of all he was a saint. This means he was committed to prayer. He "prayed without ceasing". Now it's your turn and mine. Every believer knows he ought to pray and many of us are ashamed of ourselves for how little we pray and how feeble the prayers are we manage to get out. If you feel this way, you have to know, you're not alone: the disciples of Christ were brought up in Judaism and trained to pray from infancy, and yet even they had to say, "Lord, teach us to pray". Which He did by giving them ... More >>>

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