(I mentioned this teaching by Martin Luther this past Sunday evening, Feb 9th, at our Prayer Gathering.)

In the Spring of 1535, the great reformer Martin Luther went to get a haircut from his friend, Peter Beskendorf.  While there, his barber asked him to teach him how to pray. This letter is Martin Luther’s reply to his barber, teaching him how to pray.  I love that one of the most important men in the history of the Christian church had time to teach his barber how to pray! Pay attention to Luther’s humility, too. In this letter Luther teaches us how to use the Lord’s Prayer, the 10 Commandments, and the Apostles’ Creed as guides for our praying.

In addition, R. C. Sproul has written a children’s book based on Luther’s correspondence with his barber. You can find it on Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.com/Barber-Who-Wanted-Pray/dp/1433527030/ref=nodl_