Friday, September 11, 2009

The Dying Prayer of Martin Luther

The dying prayer of Martin Luther:

Domine Deus, gratias tibi ago, quod volueris me esse pauperam super terram, et mendicum. Non habeo domum, agrum, possessiones, pecuniam, quae relinquam. Tu dedisti mihi uxorem et filios. Tibi reddo. Nutri, doce, serva--ut hactenus me--O Pater pupilorum et judex viduarum.

Lord God, I thank you, that you have willed me to be a poor man upon the earth and a beggar. I do not have home, field, possessions, or money that I relinquish. You have given to me a wife and children. I give them back to you. Nourish, teach, and keep them--as you have me thus far--O Father of orphans and protector of widows.


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