In 16th-century Germany, religious reformer Martin Luther wrote “A Simple Way to Pray: A Letter to His Barber, Master Peter Beskendorf, Spring 1535.” After 478 years, his instruction continues to offer words of spiritual wisdom for us today. In unadorned prose, Luther tells his barber how to pray with special attentiveness to The Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and The Apostles Creed. Once you get used to the antiquated language, the spirit and intent speak volumes. This classic prayer guide is available in several formats on the Internet:
Free PDF Downloads:
It’s even been re-written as a children’s book, The Barber Who Wanted to Pray, by R.C. Sproul:
Free MP3 Download, narrated by R.C. Sproul:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/ligonier-media/series/bar01/mp3/bar01m3i.mp3 (Right-click to save to your computer)
Did You Know…? Dr. R.C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries considers “A Simple Way to Pray” to be among the top 15 Christian works that have most shaped his life and ministry.