Saint Days: Richard Baxter
Richard Baxter (1615-1691), pastor and teacher of the faith, was a driving force within Puritanism. While he tends to be associated with Calvinist theology, his writings can still be valued by the larger Church.
He provides helpful advice to us on our Advent journey: "Lay siege to your sins, and starve them out by keeping away the food and fuel which is their maintenance and life."
Let us remember Richard Baxter in our prayers today:
Almighty God, you gave to your servant Richard Baxter special gifts of grace to understand and teach the truth as it is in Christ Jesus: Grant that by this teaching we may know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.