Look, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled. My Lord, fill it.
I am weak in the faith; strengthen me.
I am cold in love; warm me and make me fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor.
I do not have a strong and firm faith. At times I doubt and am unable to trust You completely. O Lord, help me. Strengthen my faith and trust in You.
I have insured all my treasure in Your name.
I am poor; You are rich and You did come to be merciful to the poor.
I am a sinner; You are upright.
With me there is an abundance of sin; with You a fullness of righteousness.
Therefore I will remain with You, from whom I can receive but to whom I may not give. Amen.
–Martin Luther (1468–1546)