All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.

Martin Luther
If then, Moses so distinctly announces that there is in us not only a faculty, but also a facility for keeping all commandments, why are we sweating so much? ... What need is there now of Christ or of Spirit? We have found a passage that asserts freedom of choice, but also distinctly teaches that the keeping of the commandments is easy.
Martin Luther

As long as a man is persuaded that he can make even the smallest contribution to his salvation, he remains self-confident and does not utterly despair of himself, and so is not humbled before God. Such a man plans out for himself a position, an occasion, a work, which shall bring him final salvation, but which will not.

Martin Luther
It is cheering to note that [Martin] Luther (1524) did not see why schools should not be fun as well: "Now since the young must leap and jump, or have something to do, because they have a natural desire for it which should not be restrained (for it is not well to check them in everything) why should we not provide for them such schools, and lay before them such studies?
Martin Luther

Our loving God wills that we eat, drink and be merry.

Martin Luther
Nothing is more unbecoming to a teacher of the Word than flippancy. He must be serious and should not act like a clown.
Martin Luther

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. Martin Lu

Martin Luther
A good many observers have remarked that if equality could come at once, the Negro would not be ready for it. I submit that the white American is even more unprepared.
Martin Luther

Whoever would like to cherish such adders and puny devils - who are the worst enemies of Christ and us all - to befriend them and to do them honour simply in order to be cheated, plundered, robbed, disgraced, and forced to howl and curse and suffer every kind of evil, to him I would commend the Jews. And if this is not enough, let him tell the Jews to use his mouth as a privy, or else crawl into the Jew's hind parts, and there worship the holy thing, so as afterwards to be able to boast of having been merciful, and of having helped the Devil and his progeny to blaspheme our dear Lord.

Martin Luther
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. Martin Luthe