I wanted to take another look at Luther's Prayer, Meditation and Trial (hence, the name of this blog). To do so, I have found some poignant quotes on each subject and will post them sporadically over the next few weeks. Here is the first:
Prayer is nothing but the promise reversed, or God’s Word formed into an argument, and retorted by faith upon God again.
Praying is the same to the new creature as crying is to the natural. The child is not learned by art or example to cry, but instructed by nature; it comes into the world crying. Praying is not a lesson got by forms and rules of art, but flowing from principles of new life itself.
- William Gurnall