The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, explains Martin Luther’s ITCP method of prayer, which features four steps: instruction, thanksgiving, confession and prayer. Harrison also recommends “A Simple Way to Pray,” which Luther penned in 1535 after his barber and friend, Peter Beskendorf, asked for some practical guidance on how to pray. “Luther’s little book on prayer will revolutionize your prayer life,” said Harrison.

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