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Prayer to God the Highest Good

After exhorting us on how God–not wealth, nor honor, nor wisdom and skill–is our highest good (Listen here.), Johann Starck leads us in praying to the Triune God who alone is our “highest, dearest, truest, and very best good.” Source: Starck’s Prayer-Book, by Johann Starck (translated and edited by W. …

God Alone Is the Highest Good

From Psalm 73 we learn to pray, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26, ESV). Johann Starck exhorts us to recognize that God alone is our highest good. Source: Starck’s Prayer-Book, by Johann Starck (translated and …

Meditating on Christ in Advent, part 3

During Advent we meditate on our Coming King who comes to save us sinners. Johann Starck, in his Prayer Book, leads us in praying to Jesus who comes to us in our Baptism. Source: Starck’s Prayer-Book, by Johann Starck (translated and edited by W. H. T. Dau, 1921), page 65. …

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