Spiritual Trainers

Martin Luther (1483-1546) on prayer (in a letter to his barber, Peter):

“It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business of the morning and the last at night. Guard yourself carefully against the false deluding ideas which tell you, ‘wait a little while. I will pray in an hour; first I must attend to this or that.’ Such thoughts get you away from prayer into other affairs which so hold your attention and involve you that nothing comes of prayer for that day.”


In our cultural context of 2021 Luther would say that daily conversation with God is important, and it should become as much of a habit as eating and other daily necessities. What is your prayer schedule?