Meditations on Divine Mercy, new from Concordia Publishing House, offers a contemporary translation of Lutheran theologian Johann Gerhard’s Daily Exercise of Piety.
Written in the early 1600s, Gerhard’s work is a collection of more than 40 prayers written to comfort people as they faced the problems and misfortunes of life.
Meditations on Divine Mercy, translated by Rev. Matthew Harrison, executive director of LCMS World Relief and Human Care, encourages readers to explore sin, God’s gifts to His people, and the needs of others and themselves.
“When I first read these devotions, I was stunned at how contemporary they are, and what clear Law and Gospel they contain,” said Harrison. “The prayers for family, enemies, those hurting, for patience, hope, chastity are as fresh today as when they were written.”
To order Meditations on Divine Mercy ($12.99, plus shipping, item no. 12-4183), contact CPH at (800) 325-3040 or visit the CPH Web site at www.cph.org .
Posted Feb. 13, 2004