From the Confessions: The Smalcald Articles
O Lord Jesus Christ, convene your own Council, delivering your servants by your glorious advent! The Pope and his adherents are ruined, for they will have none of you. Help us then, who are poor and needy, who sigh to you and earnestly implore you according to the grace which you have given us through your Holy Spirit, who lives and reigns with you and the Father, blessed forever. Amen.
Pulling It Together: Oh! the dawn of that glorious Day! When Jesus returns, what need will there be of Councils? Every knee will bow before him (Isa 45:23; Rom 14:11; Phil 2:10) and his word will be enough for all. There will be no shrewd neglect of God’s word and will then. Save us from this world, Lord. Save us from ourselves. Come soon (Rev 22:20) and save us.
Prayer: I eagerly await your return, Lord Jesus. Amen.
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