by Richard F. Bansemer
A Prayer Book Based on the Augsburg Confession by Richard F. Bansemer with reflections by Walter R. Bouman. Prayers and reflections based on the articles of the Augsburg Confession seek to use the confessions devotionally “in order that theology and prayer may enliven faith.”
These small volumes of prayers invite us to combine the question known and beloved by Lutherans everywhere, “What does this mean?,” with the bold declaration of the Lutheran Confessions, “We believe, teach, and confess.” Former bishop of the Virginia Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Richard Bansemer has become known for his gift of prayer and his ability to draw the reader into honest relationship with God. His first book for the ALPB, O Lord, Teach Me to Pray, is now in its fourth printing. In his newer volume, We Believe, he was joined by Walter Bouman of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, who provided scripture texts and reflections to accompany the prayers.