Luther’s Preface to the Small Catechism. Martin Luther to All Faithful and Godly Pastors and Preachers:. Grace, Mercy, and Peace in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The deplorable, miserable condition which I discovered lately when I, too, was a visitor, has forced and urged me to prepare [publish] this Catechism, or Christian doctrine, in this small, plain, "Ne nous laisse pas entrer en tentation" (meaning "Don’t let us enter into temptation.")…