A Prayer of Martin Luther
Behold, Lord, we are an empty vessel that needs to be filled.
Our Lord, fill it. We are weak in the faith; strengthen us.
We are cold in love; warm us and make us fervent,
that our love may go out to our neighbors.
We do not have a strong and firm faith;
at times we doubt and are unable to trust you altogether.
O Lord, help us. Strengthen our faith and trust in you.
In you we have sealed the treasure of all we are and have.
We are poor; you are rich and came to be merciful to the poor.
We are sinners; you are upright.
With us, there is an abundance of sin;
in you is the fullness of righteousness.
Therefore, we will remain with you, of whom we can receive,
but to whom we may not give.