I find myself lacking when it comes to prayer. Maybe everyone can say the same thing. I think by looking to some of the heroes of my faith and taking what they have prayed, I can better learn how to truly pray. I know there is no one method to prayer and that no man has cornered the market on prayer. But, those who have come before me and have given sweet words like honey offered up to God, deserve my attention and yours.

Today is John Calvin…

I John Calvin, servant of the Word of God in the church of Geneva, weakened by many illnesses…thank God that he has not only shown mercy to me, his poor creature….and suffered me in all sins and weaknesses, but what is more than that, he has made me a partaker of his grace to serve him through my work…I confess to live and die in this faith which he has given me, inasmuch as I have no other hope or refuge than his predestination upon which my entire salvation is grounded. I embrace the grace which he has offered me in our Lord Jesus Christ, and accept the merits of his suffering and dying that through him all my sins are buried; and I humbly beg him to wash me and cleanse me with the blood of our great Redeemer, as it was shed for all poor sinners so that I, when I appear before his face, may bear his likeness.”
Calvin’s Last Will (April 25, 1564) Letters of John Calvin, 29

Amen and Amen,