prayer for Good Friday

And they crucified him... -- Mark 15.23a (ESV) Almighty and everlasting God, You willed that Your Son should bear for us the pains of the »

on Jesus' baptism

This Sunday, January 12th, the church celebrates the baptism of Christ. This event is recorded in all four Gospels, which clearly points to its importance. Matthew's »

on silence

After posting this quote from Bonhoeffer, I couldn't keep it from running around in my mind: We are so afraid of silence that we chase ourselves »

to the lowly, not the exalted

Where reason is indignant, where our nature rebels, where our piety anxiously keeps us away: that is precisely where God loves to be. There he confounds »

Luther on prayer

None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience. It is a great »