A German mystic and theologian, Jakob Boehme was famous throughout Europe for his creative, and often speculative, theology and his mystical writings. But he is probably best known for his influence on later movements like Pietism and German Romanticism, both of which looked to Boehme as an early exponent of their ideas.
Jakob Boehme died on November 17, 1624. In honor of his life and ministry, this Sunday’s prayer comes from him.
Bless me, O God, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, thou only true God. I thank thee through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, for thy preservation of me, and for all other benifits.
I now commend myself, both soul and body, and all that thou hast me to do in my employment or calling, into thy protection.