Midweek Lenten Worship: “Dr. Luther, how do you pray?”

Dr. Martin Luther’s barber, a man named Peter Beskendorf, once asked his famous client, “Dr. Luther, how do you pray?” Luther responded with a 40-page letter (eventually published in 1535 under the title A Simple Way to Pray, for a Good Friend) that explores the grounding and blooming of faith through the significant discipline of prayer. His suggestions for Peter include ways of praying the 10 Commandments, The Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed, the Scriptures, and Holy Listening. We will visit each of these pillars of the faith as a way to pray during our midweek Lenten services. The evenings will be contemplative and quiet in nature, using the liturgy of Holden Evening Prayer with communion on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Don’t worry if you are rushing in directly from work: snacks will be provided prior to worship, beginning at 5:15 p.m.

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