an empty vessel

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Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled.
   My Lord, fill it.
I am weak in faith;
   strengthen me.
I am cold in love;
   warm me and make me fervent
   that my love may go out to my neighbor.
I do not have a strong and firm faith;
at times I doubt and am unable to trust you altogether.
   O Lord, help me.
Strengthen my faith and trust in you.

Martin Luther, 1483-1546, German reformer
2000 Years of Prayer  source in German


Matthew 14:28-31 

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

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