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Luther on Prayer No 2 - by Michael Phillips
Luther on Prayer - Part 2 of 3
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1 Thessalonians 5:17
Feb 26, 2003 pm - Tonight, with God's blessing, we'll move on in the study we began last week: it's called Martin Luther on Prayer. Luther is a name you know. He was a German pastor who lived from 1483 to 1546. More than any other man, he was responsible for sparking the Reformation that did so much to recover the Gospel and to purify the Church. By any standard, Luther was a brilliant and versatile man: by himself he translated the whole Bible into German; he wrote more than fifty fat volumes of theology; he lectured daily and preached several times a week. He counseled the royal family and found time to write letters to ordinary Christians who needed his help. One of these "ordinary Christians" was his barber, Peter Beskendorf. One day while cutting Luther's hair, he asked him, "Dr. Luther, how do you pray?" Beskendorf was a Christian and had prayed his whole life, but-like so many of us-he had a hard time keeping his prayer life consistent and fresh. He hoped the great Reformer would advise him. Which he did, by writing him a long letter called, "A Simple Way to Pray, for a Good Friend". This is the booklet we're using to guide us in our study. REVIEW Last time, we looked at three rules for ... More >>>

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