For Martin Luther, God’s action in creation, redemption, sanctification, justification, and prayer are inseparably tied together, and all true prayer finds the seed around which it can crystallize in the Lord’s Prayer. Albrecht Peters’ Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms: Lord’s Prayer shows the development of Luther’s thoughts on the Lord’s Prayer and provides the needed context for Luther’s interpretation within that of the Western tradition.
The following excerpt explores Luther’s thoughts on the Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer.
The Eternal Reign of God and the Earthly “Reign of the Belly”
In the deepening comparison, the reformer underscores the transcendent-eternal dimension of the rule of God. We Christians dare to believe that the invisible, eternal creator God wishes to establish His . . . Read All