Today is the 8th anniversary of my ordination into the Office of the Holy Ministry. Today, eight years ago I was ordained and installed as the pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church - Fort Qu'Appelle, SK. Luther's sacristy prayer remains so true and a prayer I pray regularly:
Lord God, You have appointed me as a Bishop and Pastor in Your Church, but you see how unsuited I am to meet so great and difficult a task. If I had lacked Your help, I would have ruined everything long ago. Therefore, I call upon You: I wish to devote my mouth and my heart to you; I shall teach the people. I myself will learn and ponder diligently upon You Word. Use me as Your instrument -- but do not forsake me, for if ever I should be on my own, I would easily wreck it all.
Thanks be to God for His grace!
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