A prayer on receiving the Lord’s Supper

A prayer on receiving the Lord’s Supper

“Lord, it is true that I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. Yet I am in need and desire your help and grace. So I come with no other plea except that I have heard the gracious invitation to come to your altar. I am unworthy, but you have assured me I shall have forgiveness of all sins through your body and blood which I eat and drink in this sacrament. Amen, dear Lord; your word is true. I do not doubt it. Let happen to me whatever you say. Amen.”

Martin Luther (citation data coming)

Martin Luther on the Eighth Commandment

Martin Luther on the Eighth Commandment

You are not to bear false witness against your neighbor.

What is this? Answer:

We are to fear God, so that we do not tell lies about our neighbors, betray or slander them, or destroy their reputations. Instead we are to come to their defense, speak well of them, and interpret everything they do in the best possible light.

Martin Luther, from The Small Catechism, (1529).