Christian Prayer by Matthias Loy

“There is a knowledge which puffeth up, because it is sundered from true faith which maketh humble. It is knowledge without light or life, a cold thing lodged in the brain, but without influence on the sensibilities and will. Such knowledge is useless, no matter how extensive it may be. It secures not the accomplishment of God’s will in us unto our salvation, nor by us unto His glory. For faith is just as necessary for a life of conformity to God’s will, as it is for salvation according to His will.” — Matthias Loy


“[To Matthias Loy,] Dear Brother in the Lord!… The Lord’s blessing has rested abundantly on your work as a professor at Capital University and editor of the Lutheran Standard and … by your literary labors. In the present book your articles on the subject of Christian Prayer… have been collected to be preserved and put into the hands of the Church anew as a precious treasure. It is hereby presented to you as a token of esteem and gratitude, and may the Lord reward your work.” — Publication Board of the Joint Synod of Ohio

About Matthias Loy

Matthias Loy (1828-1915) is a theological giant of American Lutheranism. He served as president of the Joint Synod of Ohio, the Columbus Seminary and Capital University, and edited the Lutheran Standard and the Columbus Theological Magazine. In 1881 he withdrew the Joint Synod from the Synodical Conference as a result of Walther’s teaching about predestination. Many of Matthias Loy’s books are available in Lutheran Library editions.

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Book Contents

  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian
  • Dear Brother in the Lord!
  • 1 The Model Prayer.
  • 2 Exposition Of The Lord’s Prayer.
  • 3 The Practice of Prayer
    • 1 The Duty And Privilege Of Prayer
    • 2 The Contents Of Prayer.
    • 3 Incessant Prayer.
    • 4 Regularity in Prayer.
    • 5 Patience in Prayer.
    • 6 From Care to Prayer.
    • 7 Thankfulness.
    • 8 Thanksgiving.
    • 9 Praying and Working.
    • 10 Private And Public Prayer.
    • 11 Praying In Public.
    • 12 Prayer For More Laborers.
    • 13 Forms Of Prayer.
    • 14 Attitude In Prayer.
    • 15 Have You Family Worship?

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Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2020
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Matthias Loy
Matthias Loy