Prayer of one oppressed for the sake of the truth. Luther.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
I suffer much, and things go evil with me, but well with my enemies. They live; I die without intermission. They are powerful and strong; I am bowed down constantly. They are held in honor; I am scorned and derided. They have peace; I, strife. They are admired and praised by many, and many people stand with them. I am alone, abandoned. No one takes up my cause or looks upon me with favor. I am a castaway, scorned and forsaken by everyone. Therefore, dear Lord God, take me up, forsake me not. Make haste to help me, because all other helpers will only help me be damned. I seek no salvation, blessedness or paradise in myself or anyone else. I look for it only in You. Amen.
- Luther on Galatians 3:13 (daringlutheran.net)
- A Mighty Fortress, Understood (brokenbelievers.com)
- Martin Luther – Original Sin in a Man is Like His Beard (reformingtoday.wordpress.com)