O gracious God,
I am fully aware that I am unworthy.
I deserve to be a brother of Satan and not of Christ.
But Christ, your dear Son died and rose for me.
I am his brother.
He earnestly desires that I should believe in him,
without doubt and fear.
I need no longer regard myself
as unworthy and full of sin.
For this I love and thank him from my heart.
Praise be to the faithful Savior,
for he is so gracious and merciful
as are you and the Holy Spirit in eternity.
– Martin Luther, from Luther’s Prayers