Reformation Day prayer is a time for Christians to reflect on the legacy of the Protestant Reformation and to offer thanks for the brave reformers who risked their lives to bring about positive change in the Church. This day is typically celebrated on October 31st, which is the anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church in 1517. During this day, Christians may gather together to pray for unity and renewal in the Church, for God’s guidance in their lives, and for the strength to carry out His will. Reformation Day prayer is an opportunity to remember the importance of faith, humility, and a commitment to truth, as exemplified by the reformers of the past, and to rededicate oneself to those same values.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Reformation Day Prayer. May God Bless You!
Reformation Day Prayer 1
Lord God of hosts,
The Refuge of every sinner and the Strength of all who put their trust in you, we praise you for having made us partakers of the blessings of your Reformation. Without any merit on our part, you have sent your Holy Spirit into our hearts and brought us to faith in your dear Son, Jesus Christ. You have made known to us the perfect merit of Christ. You have directed our faith to rest on the exceedingly great and precious promises of your Gospel. You have revealed the beauty of your grace, which rescued us from a just condemnation and assured us of certain salvation in Christ. Grant us your grace that we may receive your forgiveness with thanksgiving. Use us as your witnesses in bringing the message of pardon in Christ to people everywhere. Open our eyes to a better understanding of your Word and a deeper appreciation of your grace that our faith in Christ Jesus may grow and flourish with the fruits of righteous living.
Reformation Day Prayer 2
Gracious Lord, we thank you for preserving your holy church throughout the ages. For the gift of the blessed gospel we praise your name. For the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection from the dead and life eternal in Christ, we thank you, loving Father. We treasure the rich heritage handed down from our fathers in the faith. Hear our prayer which we ask in the name of your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, through all eternity.
Reformation Day Prayer 3
We pray for your holy catholic church. Fill it with all truth and peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in anything it is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in need, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.