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Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Prayer

posted 6 Oct 2011, 03:05 by Peter Booth   [ updated 8 Mar 2012, 08:25 ]
Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote this incredible prayer for his fellow inmates while incarcerated in a Nazi prison awaiting his death.

MORNING PRAYER

O God, early in the morning I cry to you. 

Help me to pray 
And to concentrate my thoughts on you:
I cannot do this alone.
In me there is darkness,
But with you there is light;
I am lonely, but you do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;
I do not understand your ways,
But you know the way for me…
Restore me to liberty,
And enable me to live now
That I may answer before you and before me.
Lord, whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised. 

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer-
Taken from the Barnabas Blog