Pastors, Preaching & Reflecting

Pastor’s Prayer – Martin Luther

Dear heavenly Father, speak.

I gladly remain silent as a child and learner.

If I lead your the church with my own knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, I would have been sunk long ago.

Therefore, dear God, help me to get out of the way, that You may guide and direct it.

I will gladly forsake my point of view and understanding that you may rule alone through your living Word.


– Attributed to Martin Luther (1483-1546)

– Source unknown, edited and adapted by Matt Thiele