Martin Luther’s Prayers (3)

“Teach us to realize that people cannot harm us without in so doing hurting themselves a thousand times more in your sight.  So may we show compassion more than anger to those who offend us, and pity rather than punish them.  Help us not to rejoice when misfortune comes to those who have not done our will, or who in some other way have displeased us with their lives.  May we not grieve when they have prospered.  Amen.”

From Luther’s Prayers, Herbert F. Brokering (ed.)

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