Katharina von Bora Luther, whom we remember this day, was a wife, mother, farmer, brewmaster, innkeeper, and more. In all that she did, she acted boldly on her faith in Jesus Christ. Remembering her life and following her strong example, we offer this prayer.
God of justice and compassion, we celebrate the life of your faithful servant Katharina von Bora Luther. She loved you, served your people, and cared for your creation. Humble our hearts that we may follow her example. Grant us the same boldness of spirit.when we are separated from those we love, strengthen us to do your will. When we face risks because of our faith in you, take away our anxiousness and replace it with resolute will. When we are criticized, give us an ample good humor and make us gracious to those who find fault. When we face loss, remind us of your constant love and presence. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
This prayer is adapted from the free online resource, A Bold Life of Faith, written by Linda Post Bushkofsky. Katharina died this day in 1552. Consider honoring a bold faithful woman in your life today with a gift to the Katharina von Bora Luther Endowment Fund (also known as Katie’s Fund).