A Galatian Prayer: Not My Cause But Yours

Almighty, eternal God! What a strange thing is this world! How does it open wide the mouths of the people! How small and poor is the confidence of men toward God! How is the flesh so tender and weak, and the Devil so mighty and so busy through his apostles and the wise of this world! How soon do they withdraw the hand, and whirl away and run the common path and the broad way to hell, where the godless belong. They look only upon that which is splendid and powerful, great and mighty, and which has consideration. If I turn my eyes toward there also, it is all over with me; the bell is cast and the judgment is pronounced. Ah God! Ah God! O you my God! You my God, stand by me against the reason and wisdom of all the world. Do so! You must do it. You alone. Behold, it is not my cause but yours.

Martin Luther (quoted from ESV Prayer Bible under Galatians 1)